Rhymes without reason.
Bibliographic Citation:
Rhymes without reason. [New York] : Hurd & Houghton, 401 Broadway, N.Y., [1864 or 1865]
Hurd & Houghton, 401 Broadway, N.Y., [1864 or 1865]
  • Cover title.
  • Hurd & Houghton published at 401 Broadway in 1864 and 1865; cf. 19th Century American Children's Book Trade Directory WWW site.
  • Text and illustrations also printed on p. [2] and [3] of wrappers.
  • Publisher's advertisements on p. [4] of wrappers.
  • First sentence: "As I was out a-walking, I pass'd a village green, and saw a Chinaman that sang, and play'd the tambourine."
  • Includes 13 woodcuts.
  • Contents: John Chinaman -- The three beggars -- The two pussy-cats -- A very nice pair -- Serve her right -- Very poorly -- Sir Bunny Funny of Warren-Hall -- Gandpapalittleboy [sic] -- Cock-a-doodle-doo -- Tumbling doggie.
  • Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections: coloured pictorial wrappers. Berdans. Hallowell, Maine. July/82. $11.00. Given to McGill 2001.
Physical Description:
text.chapbook.black and white, 18 x 13 cm.
Chapbook Category:
Nursery Rhymes
Digital Collection:
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