Title: Four and Twenty Toilers
Author: E. V. [Edward Verrall] Lucas
Illustrator: F. D. [Francis Donkin] Bedford
Description: Olive cloth boards with green-tinted fabric illustration laid on. Ex-library. Pages show soiling; general grubbiness. The illustrations are fairly clean and most of the soiling is in the margins where handled. No publication date (circa 1910). 103,  pp. 9 x 12.5 inches.
Victorian era children's book that "charmingly exemplifies the social ideals of modern education. It weaves a bond of human sympathy between the little child and toilers through whom he receives his food, his clothing and his shelter."
The occupations depicted are: Shipbuilder, Cobbler, Gardener, Miller, Builder, Veterinarian, Knife-Grinder, Framer, Clockwinder, Woodman, Carpenter, Gamekeeper, Bird-Stuffer (taxidermist), Dame (teacher), Stevedore, Bee Farmer, Ostler (hostler), Dairyman, Chimney-Sweep, Ploughman, Blacksmith, Park-Keeper, the Old Bus-Horse.
Illustrated by the British artist Francis Donkin Bedford (1864-1954) and the poetry was composed by the English author E. V. Lucas (1868-1938).
Jacket Condition: None
Place: [New York]
Keywords: occupations, nineteenth century, children's, illustrated, poetry, Victorian,
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