Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book

Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book

Book - 1955
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The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book contains 800 nursery rhymes and ditties which are the heritage of our oral tradition. All the well-known rhymes are included as well as many rare ones. Special sections are devoted to lullabies and dandling rhymes, toe rhymes, catches, charms, traditional streetcries, riddle verses, nursery maxims, and humorous ballads. The text is further enlivened by 600 illustrations, many of them eighteenth- and nineteenth-century woodcuts and engravings.
Publisher: London : Oxford University Press, c1955
ISBN: 9780198691129
Branch Call Number: j398.8 OXF
Characteristics: 223 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Opie, Iona Archibald


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Oct 01, 2017

This collection was originally published in 1955 and it has not aged well. Some of the content is overtly racist.

Jul 31, 2017

More of an academic collection than a children's book. There are some vulgarities in the language.

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