Lot 54: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) [NURSERY RHYMES.] A Collection of English Proverbs digested into a convenient Method for the speedy finding

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November 10, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
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Description: (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) [NURSERY RHYMES.] A Collection of English Proverbs digested into a convenient Method for the speedy finding any one upon occasion ... Title printed in red and black. Small 8vo, 19th-century calf, borders and spine gilt, spine foot chipped, joints worn; top margin of title renewed with loss of "A"; 2 sheets of bibliographic notes laid-in, preliminary leaves split and coming loose, William Henry Surman bookplate, ex-collection Opie with their stamp. Cambridge: Printed by John Hayes, for W. Morden, 1670 * Halliwell, James Orchard. Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales: A Sequel to the Nursery Rhymes of England. 8vo, publisher's green cloth gilt, all edges gilt, joints and extremities repaired; lacking publisher's catalogue at end. London: John Russell Smith, 1849. Vp, vd
Notes: two first editions including the first appearance of the Nursery Rhyme "Jack Sprat He Loved No Fat" in The Collection of English Proverbs. A second edition appeared in 1678 omitting proverbs previously collected that were considered obscene. Keynes, John Ray 10, Wing R386; Opie, Three Centuries 3; Gumuchian 2925; Osborne, page 96 (note).
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