Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; Later Printing
Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1980.
First edition in gray boards with deep red spine lettering and endpapers in Fine condition in alike dustjacket with only minor shades of use.
In the early nineteenth century booklets produced for children were of such quality that even intellectuals enjoyed them. In this volume Iona and Peter Opie have gathered more than a score or these chapbooks. Included are classics such as The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard, The History of the House That Jack Built, Who Killed Cock Robin and Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation. Contains beautifully reproduced illustrations from the original publications.