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Hook, James
The Christmas Box Containg the Following Bagatelles, Goosey Goosey Gander, Etc.
A. Bland and Weller, London. No date but c. 1800. Folio (337 x 240 mm.), bound in modern paper-covered boards, printed label on upper cover. Pp. 13, twelve nursery rhymes set to music. About fine. On the verso of the title page are inscribed four lines of verse in a roughly contemporary hand. These lines were written by George Colman the Younger (1762-1836), inspired by the tune of "Goosey Goosey Gander"; see "Memoirs of the Colman Family" by Richard Brinsley Peake, published by Bentley in 1841, volume 2, page 428.
Bookseller: Richard Smith [Aldershot, United Kingdom]
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