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Mother Goose's Melody
introduction by Nigel Tattersfield
Bodleian Library Publishing, 2003
Cloth: 978-1-85124-072-2

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.

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