MOTHER GOOSE or the Old Nursery Rhymes

Price: 75.00 USD

(London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd, nd), ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED VERSIONS OF MOTHER GOOSE PRINTED TO THIS DAY, Kate Greenaway's fanciful delights brighten each page with full colour illustrations and other merrymaking decorations thrill throughout. By nature, books for such early readers are typically found in dismal condition, but this copy has completely escaped the various forms of havoc commonly caused by little hands. Truly a classic of juvenile literature. The legend of Mother Goose is one of the most enduring in the history of children's literature. She makes her first published appearance in 1697 in Charles Perrault's CONTES DE MA MERE L'OYE (The Tales of Mother Goose) but it is believed that origins can be be traced to a "period of remote antiquity in Italy". (Harvey 538). A circa. 1940's printing of this classic, illustrated by Kate Greenaway. Engraved pictorially illustrated copyright page, half-title, title-page and colophon leaf in colours and 47 other fine illustrations in colour with rhymes on every page by Kate Greenaway. 12mo, publisher's original pictorial boards backed in green cloth, the covers with "Mother Goose" printed in black within a frame with climbing roses on a green lattice trellis and an illustration of Mother Goose in colours, pictorially decorated endpapers. Dustjacket decorated similarly. 48 pp. An unusually well preserved copy of a book typically found much abused or well-used. The binding and cloth in very fine condition, the dustjacket with only very light edgewear and a bit of mellowing due to age.

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