The Rhymes of Mother goose
Book and pictures courtesy Robert Rust. Description courtesy of Paul Jackson.
The Rhymes of Mother Goose
Pictures by Edward C. McCandlish
Here is another fairly uncommon title published in 1918.
This is the 1918 edition of The Rhymes of Mother Goose. The book measures 10 1/4" x 7 7/8" and has 43 unnumbered pages printed on Roycroft watermarked paper. Although McKenna states the 1918 edition had a blue cloth or leather spine this one has a burgundy spine. The dimensions are also slightly off as McKenna states 10" x 8" and 46 pages vice the 43 pages this one has. If there is any one thing I have learned about Roycroft books, it is that the variants are endless. This may be a previously undocumented edition but it most closely resembles the 1918 variant. The 1918 variant has a more blue cover background than the 1928-29 edition which is greener. The 1928-29 edition also has more pages as additional pages of verse were inserted in it. The 1928-29 edition I will be posting has 51 pages.
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