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Who Killed Cock Robin?: a picture book in colour photography

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Product description

Published 1945 by Methuen. First Edition. Hardback with red cloth binding. Dust jacket. Slightly faded with some wear and minor tears to dustjacket. Inside pages are age-yellowing, with minor foxing but colour photos remain bright. Good condition generally.

In this charming version of the children's rhyme, each verse is illustrated by brilliant colour photography.

"The earliest record of the rhyme is in Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song Book, published c. 1744, which noted only the first four verses. The extended version given below was not printed until c. 1770. Although the song was not recorded until the eighteenth century, there is some evidence that it might be much older. The death of a robin by an arrow is depicted in a 15th-century stained glass window at Buckland Rectory, Gloucestershire, and the rhyme is similar to a story, Phyllyp Sparowe, written by John Skelton about 1508. The use of the rhyme 'owl' with shovel', could suggest that it was originally used in older Middle English pronunciation. Versions of the story appear to exist in other countries, including Germany." - See I. Opie and P. Opie, The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes

Item details

Author(s):
Henning, Paul
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
36
Publisher:
Methuen

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Published 1945 by Methuen. First Edition. Hardback with red cloth binding. Dust jacket. Slightly faded with some wear and minor tears to dustjacket. Inside pages are age-yellowing, with minor foxing but colour photos remain bright. Good condition generally.

In this charming version of the children's rhyme, each verse is illustrated by brilliant colour photography.

"The earliest record of the rhyme is in Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song Book, published c. 1744, which noted only the first four verses. The extended version given below was not printed until c. 1770. Although the song was not recorded until the eighteenth century, there is some evidence that it might be much older. The death of a robin by an arrow is depicted in a 15th-century stained glass window at Buckland Rectory, Gloucestershire, and the rhyme is similar to a story, Phyllyp Sparowe, written by John Skelton about 1508. The use of the rhyme 'owl' with shovel', could suggest that it was originally used in older Middle English pronunciation. Versions of the story appear to exist in other countries, including Germany." - See I. Opie and P. Opie, The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes

Author(s):
Henning, Paul
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
36
Publisher:
Methuen

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