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MOTHER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES. Proverbs and Rhyme Games.
London & Glasgow, Collins' Clear-Type Press, (1928).. FIRST EDITION (1928), large 8vo, approximately 250 x 180 mm, 9ΒΌ x 7 inches, bound in original publisher's light blue cloth, single gilt ruled border to upper cover, gilt vignette of Mother Goose in centre, gilt title above, gilt lettered spine with tiny vignette of goose in flight, 160 pages including prelim pages. Beautiful pictorial endpapers by Robinson in shades of pink and grey (rear endpapers bound in upside down), a total of 8 charming vignettes tinted pink and pale blue to prelims, plus a pink and blue pictorial headpiece to the 5 pages of Foreword, 8 excellent coloured plates on coated paper, including frontispiece, plus line drawings to every page within, many full page, many humorous, many young children and babies in Robinson's inimitable style. The volume contains 84 Nursery Rhymes, 44 Proverbs and 21 Rhyme Games and Counting out Rhymes. Spine faded (gilt still bright), very slight wear to head and tail of spine with a couple of tiny nicks to cloth, minute bump to top corner of upper cover, very slight wear to corners, slight uneven fading to lower cover, slight faint foxing to fore-edges, faint trace of old ink price on front endpaper, pencil name mostly erased from verso, very light foxing to half-title, very little to title page and rest of prelim pages, occasional pale fox spots within, 4 facing pages faintly foxed all over, slight pale browning to inner folds next to stitching. A very good plus sturdy clean copy of the scarce first edition. Reprints were issued in the 1930s in pictorial boards by Children's Press in various formats and usually with a cover designed by a different artist. Cotsen Children's Library 20th Century, No. 9391 is a reprint with only 4 colour plates. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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