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Nursery Rhymes for "Jim" at Bed-Time. [Manuscript]. From: Aunt Edie.
[ London?:], 1924. [ London?:] 1924 The classic nursery rhymes included here are "Jack and Jill," "Little Miss Muffet," "Simple Simon," "Little Jack Horner," and "Hey Diddle Diddle. Original stiff paper wrappers, illustrated and lettered in watercolor and ink, signed "Aunt Edie" and dated July 18, 1924. Sewn with purple cord. Wrappers and each leaf (also of the same stiff paper stock) neatly bordered with decorative tape resembling leather. . 11 in. x 7 in. . Richly illustrated throughout in ink and watercolor with accompanying manuscript nursery rhymes and musical scores in ink. Some dust soiling and light foxing. In the original mailing envelope addressed (presumably) to Jim's father in the Brockley area of London. Overall a clean and remarkably bright manuscript collection of nursery rhymes. We could not locate any information about Aunt Edie, but she was clearly a skilled artist with a charming and remarkably detailed style. We also could not locate any more information on the young Jim and his family.
Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB [United States]
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