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


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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.
Restrictions note
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).
Binding note
  • 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.
Other title(s)
  • Tommy Thumb's pretty song book. Vol. II.
  • Pretty song book
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