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The Oxford dictionary of nursery rhymes

£11.99

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This classic dictionary brings together over 500 nursery rhymes, songs, nonsense jingles, lullabies, and rhyming alphabets traditionally handed on to young children. All the items have been arranged alphabetically, from A was an apple-pie' to Yankee Doodle came to town' and include such favourites as A frog he would a-wooing go', Baa, baa, black sheep', Dance to your daddy', Jack and Jill', and Old Mother Hubbard'.


Complementing the rhymes are nearly a hundred illustrations, including reproductions of early appearances in ballad sheets and music books, which show the development of nursery rhyme illustrations over the last two centuries.


For this revised edition, the notes have been updated and extended in the light of recent scholarship, providing an unrivalled wealth of literary and bibliographical information. There is also a new essay on the singing tradition of nursery rhymes by Cecily Raysor Hancock, making The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes an indispensable source of reference for scholars and book collectors, and a volume to be treasured by parents and children alike.


'No reader's imagination could fail to be enriched by this book' - Sunday Times

'The classic on the subject' - Daily Telegraph

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Author(s):
ed. by Iona and Peter Opie
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
224x144x38
EAN-13:
9780198600886
Edition:
New Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780198600886
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
559
Publisher:
OUP Oxford

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This classic dictionary brings together over 500 nursery rhymes, songs, nonsense jingles, lullabies, and rhyming alphabets traditionally handed on to young children. All the items have been arranged alphabetically, from A was an apple-pie' to Yankee Doodle came to town' and include such favourites as A frog he would a-wooing go', Baa, baa, black sheep', Dance to your daddy', Jack and Jill', and Old Mother Hubbard'.


Complementing the rhymes are nearly a hundred illustrations, including reproductions of early appearances in ballad sheets and music books, which show the development of nursery rhyme illustrations over the last two centuries.


For this revised edition, the notes have been updated and extended in the light of recent scholarship, providing an unrivalled wealth of literary and bibliographical information. There is also a new essay on the singing tradition of nursery rhymes by Cecily Raysor Hancock, making The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes an indispensable source of reference for scholars and book collectors, and a volume to be treasured by parents and children alike.


'No reader's imagination could fail to be enriched by this book' - Sunday Times

'The classic on the subject' - Daily Telegraph

Author(s):
ed. by Iona and Peter Opie
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
224x144x38
EAN-13:
9780198600886
Edition:
New Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780198600886
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
559
Publisher:
OUP Oxford

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