RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). Mother Goose, The Old Nursery Rhymes. London; William Heinemann. .
Original light grey cloth lettered and decorated to spine and upper board to a sampler design in blue, green, and red, top edges blue, pictorial blue endpapers; pp. [iv], v-xi + [iii], 3-159 + [i]; pictorial title-page in silhouette and 13 fine coloured plates with captioned guards together with a host of black-and-white illustrations and vignettes throughout, and one plate in half-tones; a remarkably fresh copy, externally in very nearly fine state with just small bruising to head of spine, internally very nice indeed with some sporadic foxing and light browning throughout, 2 text leaves with a few barely noticeable vertical production wrinkles, and occasional light dusting; scarce.
First edition, first issue, complete with the identifying pictorial endpapers. A wonderful and comprehensive collection of nursery rhymes with artwork by Rackham on almost every page.