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NEWMAN, William?
The History of a Golden Sovereign in Rhymes and Pictures.

London: Griffith and Farran, [1863]
London: Griffith and Farran, [1863]

Rebound in half blue morocco over marbled boards; spine and corners fresh, boards rubbed and worn ; speckled edges; lacking front title page? Children's book comprising three parts; Coal Production, Cotton Production and Gold Production. *Rebinding and restoration work on this book was carried out by Ron Norman of Hartlepool. (Ronnorm@aol.com)* Coloured plates in order: Coal Production. 1. Newcastle. 2. The Pit's Mouth. 3. Pitmen at Rest. 4. The Pitmen at Work. 5. The Pit's Shaft. 6. Loading the Collier. 7. The Ship on its Way. 8. The Coal Whippers. 9. Unloading the Barge. 10. The Coal Waggon. 11. The Coal Cellar. Cotton Production. 12. The Cotton Plant. 13. Planting the Cotton. 14. Hoeing the Cotton. 15. Picking the Cotton. 16. Carting the Cotton. 17. He Gin House. 18. Whipping the Cotton. 19. Ginning the Cotton. 20. Packing the Cotton. 21. The Levee. 22. The Mississippi Boat. 23. Title page. The History of a Golden Sovereign in Rhymes and Pictures. Gold Production. 24. Gold Finding. 25. The Monster Nugget. 26. The Gold at the Bank. 27. Assay Melting. 28. Weighing the Gold. 29. Granulating the Gold. 30. Pure or Standard Gold. 31. Gold "Cheeses". 32. The Rolling Mill. 33. Cutting the Gold. 34. Coining the Golden Sovereign.