New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc./Publisher, 1962. Walter Crane, Ralph Caldecott, Kate Greenaway, Arthur Rackham, Maxfield Parrish. Reprint: Letter D on Copyright Page. Cloth. Quarto (11" x 8 1/2" x 1 3/8"), pale yellow cloth with black lettering, Introduction and Notes by Wm & Cecil Baring-Gould, profusely illustrated with more than 200 images in B&W by major Golden Age illustrators (Crane, Caldecott, Greenaway, etc.) plus early woodcuts with chapter decorations by E. M. Simon, archival polyester-protected red pictorial dust jacket (unclipped), publisher's red topstain, decorative endpapers, 350 pages. Weight: 2 lbs. 4 oz. Very Good + / Good. Item #6978
Cloth is solid and clean with general wear. Dust jacket (unclipped) has some wear and nicks (mainly to edges). No marks by previous owners.
This useful compendium has more than one thousand seperate rhymes from the nursery, plus melodies, songs, jingles, riddles, lullabies, prayers, drinking songs, and love songs. Useful annotations that explain backgrounds and allusions.