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The alphabet of nations with many illustrations
Bib ID 7288119
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Description London : William Tegg & Co., [1857] 
10 unnumbered leaves : colour illustrations ; 27 cm 
Summary

A compilation of hand coloured lithographic illustrations accompanied by a short verse. The first letter "A is Australia far over the seas, where emigrants go to seek riches and ease: above are some natives, who owned all the land, before any Englishman stepp'd on the strand." B stands for Britain; C, China and so on to X (Xeres), Y (Yezd), Z (Zemplin). The Pacific also appears with "Otaheite, an island so fair, few other places can with it compare; in the South Seas it stands, and here you may see, a group of its natives beside a large tree."

Notes

Original hand coloured pictorial front cover and title page feature an Australian Aborigine and kangaroo.

National Library of Australia's copy is heavily worn; has an 1860 ownership inscription and bookseller's label for “S & T Gilbert / Booksellers / 4, Copthall Buildings / Back of the Bank,” London.

Subjects Geography -- Juvenile literature.  |  English language -- Alphabet -- Juvenile literature.  |  Human geography -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.  |  Geography -- Dictionaries.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors William Tegg & Co. issuing body

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