Favorite Rhymes of Mother Goose (1910) (1st ed)


Favorite Rhymes of Mother Goose (1910) (1st ed)


Title: Favorite Rhymes of Mother Goose

Author: M. L. Kirk (illus)

Publisher: Cupples & Leon, New York, 1910. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, pictorial cloth. Very good. Gilt to all edges. Pencil marks to ffep, no other markings. Binding sagging slightly. With 12 colour plates and in-text illustrations on almost every page. App. 10″ by 7″.

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About Mother Goose (from Wikipedia):

The figure of Mother Goose is the imaginary author of a collection of fairy tales and nursery rhymes often published as Mother Goose’s Rhymes. As a character, she appears in one nursery rhyme. A Christmas pantomime called Mother Goose is often performed in the United Kingdom. The so-called “Mother Goose” rhymes and stories have formed the basis for many classic British pantomimes. Mother Goose is generally depicted in literature and book illustration as an elderly country woman in a tall hat and shawl, a costume identical to the peasant costume worn in Wales in the early 20th century, but is sometimes depicted as a goose (usually wearing a bonnet).

Included in this collection:

Hickory, dickory, dock.
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory, dock

Rub a dub dub,
Three fools in a tub,
And who do you think they be?
The butcher, the baker,
The candlestick maker.
Turn them out, knaves all three

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.