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Mother Goose's melodies. : the only pure edition. Containing all that have ever come to light of her memorable writings, together with all those which have been discovered among the mss. of Herculaneum, likewise every one recently found in the same stone box which hold [sic] the golden plates of the Book of Mormon. The whole compared, revised, and sanctioned, by one of the annotators of the Goose family. With many new engravings, besides being entered in the Massachusetts district clerk's office, and copy-right secured, 1833. Preview this item
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Mother Goose's melodies. : the only pure edition. Containing all that have ever come to light of her memorable writings, together with all those which have been discovered among the mss. of Herculaneum, likewise every one recently found in the same stone box which hold [sic] the golden plates of the Book of Mormon. The whole compared, revised, and sanctioned, by one of the annotators of the Goose family. With many new engravings, besides being entered in the Massachusetts district clerk's office, and copy-right secured, 1833.

Author: Abel Bowen; Nathaniel Dearborn; Shubael D Childs
Publisher: Boston : Printed and published by Munroe and Francis, 128 Washington-Street : --and C.S. Francis ; New-York., [1833]
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Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abel Bowen; Nathaniel Dearborn; Shubael D Childs
OCLC Number: 7143373
Notes: Bound in plum-colored cloth-covered boards with yellow label: "Complete, in one volume, quarto. Mother Goose's melodies with many new engravings. Boston: 1833."
Announced in the American Monthly Review for February, 1833, among the January publications of Munroe and Francis, as "Mother Goose's Melodies, new edition."
Note on p. 95 states that this supersedes the edition entitled Mother Goose's Quarto.
For the bibliographic history of other Munroe and Francis editions of Mother Goose see Mother Goose's Melodies; introduction and bibliographic note by E.F. Bleiler. New York: Dover Publications [1970] and Codman Hislop, "The Americanization of Mother Goose," The Colophon, Summer 1938. The present edition was unknown to Bleiler and Hislop.
The engravings on p. 10, 30, 43 and 44 are signed respectively AB, AB, Bowen, and B (Abel Bowen). That on p. 32 is signed ND (Nathaniel Dearborn). That on p. 50 is signed Childs (Shubael D. Childs).
Pagination includes frontispiece.
Error in binding: p. 55-58 bound between 60 and 61.
Description: 96 p. : ill. ; 14 cm.
Other Titles: Mother Goose.

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