Nursery Rhymes – Mother Goose
Mother Goose is an imaginary elderly woman first who appears in French literature in the subtitle of Charles Perrault's collection of fairy tales published in 1695. Histoires ou contes du temps passés, avec des moralités: Contes de ma mère l'Oye or "Tales of my Mother Goose" marks the first authenticated starting-point for Mother Goose nursery rhymes. There is no one standard set of rhymes that has been declared the definitive Mother Goose. The printed anthologies have included their own choices, reprinting the popular verses of their decade. Mother Goose has never been out of print. Her nursery rhymes have been published continuously for nearly 250 years. This section contains many of the well-loved favorites, all elaborately illustrated, from the Sheila R. Bourke Collection.
Mother Goose and her goslings / pictured in colours by Clara M. Burd, the cover.
Favorite nursery tales, " Barber, barber shave a pig" and " Old King Cole" illustrations.
Favorite jingles from Mother Goose, the cover.
Mother Goose's chimes, the cover.
Mother Goose's melody, the cover.
Jack Sprat other rhymes, the cover.
Mother Goose's bicycle tour, the cover.
Bookano stories, Mother in shoe pop-up.
Mother Goose's nursery rhymes, frontispiece and title page.
Mother Goose's bicycle tour, pages 24 and 25.
Mother Goose : or The old nursery rhymes / illustrated by Kate Greenaway ; engraved and printed by Edmund Evans, the cover.
Sing a song of Mother Goose, the cover.
Tail feathers from Mother Goose : the Opie rhyme book, the cover.
Lavender's blue : a book of nursery rhymes, pages 60 and 61.
Walker's nursery rhymes, the cover.