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Tommy Thumb's pretty song book. Voll, II.
[London] : Sold by M. Cooper, according to Act of Parliament, [approximately 1744]
4 unnumbered pages, 5-64 pages : illustrations (engravings) ; 82 mm
Cooper, Mary, -1761
Collings, Edward J., active 19th century
Rare books genre
Other available editions
Tommy Thumb's pretty song-book : the first collection of English nursery rhymes : a facsimile edition with a history and annotations / by Andrea Immel & Brian Alderson.
Due to preservation concerns this item can only be viewed as a surrogate. A fascimilie is available.
Date from "Nurse Lovechild's Legacy" (Immel & Alderson).
Title page imprint reads: "Voll, II."
Illustrations: Engraved frontispieces (on both recto and verso of first leaf) in black and red, with engraved vignettes throughout in red or black; text on each page (punched into the plates) is printed in same color as illustrations.
Illustrated publisher's advertisement for "The Child's New Plaything" on p. 64, signed below "N. Lovechild" and priced at one shilling.
Cotsen copy: Inscribed on frontispiece recto: "Rachel Gyles," and on front free endpaper verso: "Rachel," with an inscribed "R" with additional (illegible) writing above, all apparently by a child reader.
Cotsen copy: Inscribed in pencil on blank endpaper facing frontispiece: "E. J. Collings" (possibly Edward J. Collings).
Cotsen copy: 20th century green quarter-morocco, gilt-stamped on spine with title, marbled paper-covered boards.
Cotsen copy: Within later clamshell box, with printed paper label on spine.
Tommy Thumb's pretty song book. Vol. II.
Pretty song book
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