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The baby's bouquêt : a fresh bunch of old rhymes & tunes / arranged & decorated by Walter Crane, cut & printed in colours by Edmund Evans ; the tunes collected and arranged by L.C. [i.e. Lucy Crane]

Walter Crane

RA Collection: Book

Record number




2nd ed., rev.


London & New York: George Routledge and Sons, [1882]

Physical Description

56 p. : col. ill., music. ; 19 cm.

General Note

"A companion to the 'Baby's opera'" -- t.p.
Includes rhymes in English, French and German.
Colour wood-engraved title and illustrations. Colour wood-engraved frontispiece with protective interleaf.
Half-title printed in green. Edition printed on same page in green.
Pictorial paper-covered boards designed by Crane (printed in reversed blue-black with orange), orange cloth spine, decorated endpapers, all edges yellow.


Polly put the Kettle on -- Hot Cross Buns -- The Little Woman and the Pedlar -- The Little Disaster -- The Old Woman of Norwich -- The Old Woman tossed up in a Blanket -- Buy a Broom -- Hausegesinde -- Schlaf, Kindlein, Schlaf -- Little Man and Maid -- The Jolly Tester -- Lucy Locket -- If all the World were Paper -- Ye Fairy Ship -- The Little Cock Sparrow -- The Carrion Crow -- The Scare-Crow -- The North Wind & the Robin -- A.B.C. -- Et moi de m’en Courir -- The Old Man in Leather -- Aiken Drum -- Billy Pringle -- Sur la Pont d’Avignon -- London Bridge -- Charley Over the Water -- The Four Presents -- The Three Little Kittens -- Pussy Cat -- Zwei Hasen -- Ringel Tans -- La Bergère -- Le Petit Chasseur -- Gefunden -- Looby Light -- Margery Daw -- The Fly and the Humble Bee


Nursery rhymes
Children's songs


Walter Crane, illustrator
Lucy Crane, contributor
Edmund Evans, printer

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