Antique Children's Book: Four and Twenty Toilers Hardcover Ca. 1910 by E.V. Lucas illustrated by F.D. Bedford - Poems - Occupations - Jobs


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, [1] 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).

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fair
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: McDevitt-Wilson
Place: [New York]

Language: English

ISBN: n/a

Keywords: occupations, nineteenth century, children's, illustrated, poetry, Victorian,

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