Nursery poems : from the ancient and modern poets.
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Nursery poems : from the ancient and modern poets. Banbury : Printed by J.G. Rusher, [ca. 1840?]
Printed by J.G. Rusher, [ca. 1840?]
  • Cover title.
  • Sources vary on probable date of publication. De Freitas and Osborne Collection date to circa 1840, based on the headpeace illustration, which shows the royal crown flanked by medallion portraits of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, who were married in 1840; Gumuchian dates to 1830.
  • Five of the woodcuts appear, also, in The book of beasts.
  • First sentence: "Sing a song of sixpence, A bag full of rye; Four-and-twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie; When the pie was opened, The birds began to sing; Was not this a dainty dish To set before the king?"
  • Includes 18 woodcuts.
  • Citations/References: BM v. 173, col. 793 (12805.a.5.(12.); 12805.aa.1.(11.)).
  • Citations/References: Gumuchian, 1581
  • Citations/References: Osborne Coll. I, p. 102
  • Citations/References: Pearson, E. Banbury chap books, p. 27
  • Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections Children's Collection: uncut; folded as issued; without wrappers. 18 black & white woodcuts. Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections: bound with The history of Tom Thumb. Banbury [Oxfordshire] :Printed by J.G. Rusher,[1820?]. Bound together subsequent to publication with 5 other chapbooks, with binder's spine title: Banbury chapbooks. 18 hand-coloured woodcuts. P. 2 - Victoria & Alberta. Brown calf over boards. Bound by Wood: London. Gumuchian - #1581. Osborne - p.102. Banbury chapbooks - Pearson - p.27. Three Centuries of Nursery Rhymes and Poetry for Children - Opie - p.10. St. Andrews, N.B. Antique Fair. July/83. $10.00 for all 6. Hobbyhorse Books. Ho Ho Kus, N.J. - '88 - $125.00 for this one title.
Physical Description: and white, 10 x 7 cm.
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Nursery Rhymes
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