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The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book

The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book

Author: Iona Opie; Peter Opie
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Description

1977. Reprint. An ex-library copy in good condition. The d/w is unclipped and very good.

Description
The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book contains 800 nursery rhymes and ditties which are the heritage of our oral tradition. All the well-known rhymes are included as well as many rare ones. Special sections are devoted to lullabies and dandling rhymes, toe rhymes, catches, charms, traditional streetcries, riddle verses, nursery maxims, and humorous ballads. The text is further enlivened by 600 illustrations, many of them eighteenth- and nineteenth-century woodcuts and engravings.
Reviews
the sort of book that easily becomes part of life itself, to be recalled when the history books of our time lie dusty and forgotten * Country Life * It must be the best collection of nursery rhymes ever * Observer *
Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780198691129
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : December 1977
  • : 242mm X 161mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Iona Opie; Peter Opie
  • : woodcuts and engravings throughout
  • : 238
  • : 398.8
  • : English
  • : Joan Hassall
  • : Hardback