Illustration on Page 254a of the 1886 James Nisbet & Co. "New Edition, Golden Ladder Series" Reprint Depicting Ellen Reading to Grandma
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This 4-color wood engraving, appearing on page 254a of the 1886 James Nisbet & Co. Golden Ladder Series edition, depicts Ellen reading to her grandma. The illustration first appeared without color in James Nisbet's 1853 Author's Edition (see 3WIS). The caption to the image reads "The Joyful News" with a reference to page 254. The image depicts Ellen sitting on a stool and reading to her elderly grandmother, further illustrating her meek and generous nature. The scene is set in Aunt Fortune's home, with warm, domestic colors.
Wetherell, Elizabeth [Susan Warner]. The Wide, Wide World. Reprint, New ed. Golden Ladder Series, London: James Nisbet & Co., 1886.
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