Item #32018 Little Workers: A History of Some of God's Little Creatures that Labor Without Hands. J. C. Beard.
Little Workers: A History of Some of God's Little Creatures that Labor Without Hands.
Little Workers: A History of Some of God's Little Creatures that Labor Without Hands.
Little Workers: A History of Some of God's Little Creatures that Labor Without Hands.
Little Workers: A History of Some of God's Little Creatures that Labor Without Hands.
Little Workers: A History of Some of God's Little Creatures that Labor Without Hands.

Little Workers: A History of Some of God's Little Creatures that Labor Without Hands.

NY: R. Shugg & Co., 1871. Small quarto. 42, 14, (i)pp. Throughout are eight full-page chromolithographs, each one setting in vibrant color and fantastic composition the worlds of tiny flora and fauna. The accompanying text for each section—butterflies, moths, spiders, formicans, apians, vespians, and orchids—is equal parts narrativistic and scientific. The book's final chapter capitalizes on this keen balance, moving beyond the presentation of the real world as fantasy into fantasy as the real world; a tiny elf, aptly named Fantasy, travels through the insect world just unveiled, therein exploring the small world made large, with all its joy and devilry. This final section offers a series of engravings as illustration throughout. Bound in quarter brown cloth with pictorial boards, including advertisements on the lower cover. General edgewear, corners rubbed, offsetting from chromolithographs. A very good copy, recorded in only two libraries. Item #32018

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