1892 edition; M.A. Donohue & Company publishers, Chicago & New York; hardbound in red cloth boards with black and grey illustration and lettering; quite good condition for age with minimal foxing and unmarked pages, except for short dedication to "Little Sister" inside cover and penciling inside back cover; page 9 has a tear but still intact; strong binding; boards have some wear but acceptable - see pics.
"Originally published in 1877, this collection of Mother Goose Rhymes contains illustrations by Walter Crane, John Tenniel, Harrison Weir, John Gilbert, and many other important illustrators of the day."
Filled with illustration of the traditional nursery rhymes like Three Blind Mice, Little Bo-Peep, and Little Miss Muffet, this collection of rhymes is sure to ignite the reader's imagination. The whimsical and lyric quality combined with rhyme scheme makes for an easy read for small child and for memorization. Also, the themes presented in these rhymes like loss, fear, friendship, acceptance, etc. makes this work some to be treasured.