Mother Goose's Melody

Nigel Tattersfield

Mother Goose's Melody
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Nigel Tattersfield

Distributed for Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

118 pages | 54 halftones | 2-1/2 x 4 | © 2003
Cloth $19.00 ISBN: 9781851240722 Published March 2005 For sale in North America only
First published in 1780, this was by far the most comprehensive and influential compilation of nursery rhymes. It is here that many of today's favorite rhymes make their first appearance in print, including "Hush-a-by-baby," "Ding dong bell," "High diddle diddle," and "Jack and Gill." Illustrated throughout with 52 delightful wood engravings by Thomas Bewick—long considered the finest of English wood engravers—this facsimile edition is bound in a copy of the gold-flecked Dutch floral paper similar to the original binding and presented in a handsome slipcase.

Introduction to the facsimile
      Nigel Tattersfield

Part I: Contains the most celebrated songs and lullabies of the old British nurses, calculated to amuse children and to excite them to sleep
Part II: Those of that sweet songster and nurse of wit and humor, Master William Shakespeare

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