Cover image for The only true Mother Goose melodies, : without addition or abridgement. : Embracing, also, a reliable life of the Goose family, never before published. : Numerous illustrations. : Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1833, by Munroe & Francis, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
Title:
The only true Mother Goose melodies, : without addition or abridgement. : Embracing, also, a reliable life of the Goose family, never before published. : Numerous illustrations. : Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1833, by Munroe & Francis, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
Author:
Eliot, John Fleet. Requiescat.
Uniform Title:
Mother Goose.
Publication Information:
Boston: : Published by G.W. Cottrell, 36 Cornhill., [1860?]
Physical Description:
10 pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 5-95 pages : illustrations ; 15 cm
General Note:
Prose and verse.

"Hear what Ma'am Goose says!" on t.p. verso.

All text within double borders.

Includes "History of the Goose family. Copyright secured. From the Boston transcript.", p. 3-10. This is a reprint of John Fleet Eliot's "Requiescat" letter, which appeared in the Boston evening transcript on January 14, 1860. Cf. Codman Hislop, "The Americanization of Mother Goose, " The Colophon, (new series), v. 3, no. 3, p. 439, listing it as published in 1860.

George W. Cottrell published as an individual at 36 Cornhill, Boston between 1856 and 1870. "Bricher-Russell engravers", wood engraving on some covers: Henry Bricher and Stephen S.C. Russell worked together in 1860.

Cover printed in variant colors.

In stiff paper cover. Variant covers noted; one with title, "Mother Goose, " and advertisement for the Picture riddler on lower cover; another with title, "The only true Mother Goose, " and advertisement for the Picture riddler on lower cover; and another with title, "The only true Mother Goose, " a cover engraving signed by "Bricher-Russell engravers, " and catalogue, "Good books for children" on lower cover.

Wood-engravings variously signed by Abel Bowen; "Childs" [i.e., Benjamin F. Childs; "ND" [i.e., Nathaniel Dearborn]; "M"; Alexander Anderson; "Avery"; and Alonzo Hartwell.

Price "25 cts." from catalogue "Good books for children, " lower cover.

"Obviously pirated" reprint of Munroe & Francis' 1833 edition; cf. Hislop, op cit.
Language:
English
Local Note:
1860 edition: The volume is sewn in fully-illustrated paper, with the half-title, publisher, and place on the front cover; the back cover contains publisher's advertising.
Added Corporate Author:
Added Uniform Title:
Boston evening transcript (Boston, Mass. : 1854)
Format :
Book

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