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  • Subjects: juvenile, household materials,

    • 1. All about it: or the history and mystery of common things. Second edition.
      1858
      17.0 x 10.5 cm   Pp [i-iii] iv-vi [1] 2-260, [1-8] publ ads  
      GB:   LoEN   LB   *OPo(F)  

      Binding: red cloth, gilt.
      The text which is obviously intended for children covers a wide range of materials in household use, from tea, porcelain and coal to opium, lucifer matches and whalebone. The origins and uses of these materials are explained in a question and answer format.


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