Lot 87 of 557:
Gammer Gurton's Garland c1865  

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Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Gammer Gurton's Garland.
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Place:
London
Publisher:
Chapman and Hall
Date:
[c.1865]
Description:

[iv], 16 pp. Illustration by T. Webster. (Slim 8vo) original beige pictorial wrappers.

Rare edition of this famous collection of nursery rhymes first published in 1784 by the literary antiquarian Joseph Ritson. Later, parts III and IV were published, containing many additional rhymes, collected by Francis Douce and others. The original was curious in that it was unillustrated and apparently for adults. Among the early nursery rhymes that appeared there for the first time are Little Bo-peep, Humpty Dumpty, etc.

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Condition:
Wrappers a bit browned; near fine.
 
Item number:
286996
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