Walker Books.






The schoolchild's pocket book.

Item Description

FIRST EDITION THUS. 8vo. 7.25 x 5.5 inches. 160 pp. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. A fine copy. Illustrated throughout in colour and monochrome, whole page, including frontispiece, and vignettes, by Maurice Sendak. A collection of children's poetry and nursery rhymes passed on orally from one child to another. New second edition of a title first published by Williams and Norgate in 1947 with the designs of famous US children's author and illustrator, Maurice Sendak (1928-2012). Peter (1918-82) and Iona (1922-2017) Opie examined the lore, literature and play of children in a number of works, the most famous being The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren (1959).

[Stock No. 27388]

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