Gammer Gurton's Garland: or, the Nursery Parnassus. A Choice Collection of Pretty Songs and Verses, for the Amusement of All Little Good Children Who Can Neither Read Nor Run.
London: Printed for R. Triphook, by Harding and Wright, 1810. Small slim 8vo, (2), 46 pp. Full period-style green morocco gilt (by Dusel), a very good, well-margined copy. First Complete Collected Edition "A collection of 134 rhymes divided into four parts. The editor of the first two parts, which were published in 1784, was the literary antiquarian Joseph Ritson. Parts III and IV, here first published, contain many additional rhymes, collected by Francis Douce and others (possibly including Joesph Haslewood). The book is curious in that it is unillustrated and apparently for adults."- Opie 30. Among the early nursery rhymes that appear here for the first time are Little Bo-peep, Humpty Dumpty, I love sixpence, a jolly, jolly sixpence, etc.
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