GAMMER GURTON’S GARLAND: or, the Nursery Parnassus. A choice collection…

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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: R. Triphook, 1810. [2], 46 pages. Bound in recent quarter green calf gilt over paper-covered boards with vellum tips. 168 x 106 mm. First edition. Some neat manuscript additions. A very good copy of a very scarce collection of poetry for children. Contains such classics as, London Bridge is Broken Down; A Solemn Dirge; Mistress Mary; Ride a Cock to Banbury cross; etc., etc., Gammer Gurton’s Garland was originally compiled by Joseph Ritson and issued in 1783 or 1784. A revised edition was issued in 1799, and in 1810, after Ritson’s death, the above larger edition was issued, compiled by Francis Douce, with many new rhymes. All editions are rare.

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