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Rhymes and Roundelayes in Praise of a Country Life

Illustrated by Birket Foster (English, 1825–1899), Illustrated by Edward Duncan (English, 1803–1882), Illustrated by George Haydock Dodgson (English, 1811–1880), Illustrated by Walter Goodall (English, 1830–1889), Illustrated by John Absolon (English, 1815–1895), Illustrated by Frederick William Hulme (English, 1816–1884), Illustrated by Harrison Weir (English, 1824–1906), Illustrated by Richard Ansdell (English, 1815–1885), Illustrated by Samuel Read (English, 1815–1883), Illustrated by John Frederick Tayler (English, 1801–1889), Decoration designed by Henry Noel Humphreys (English, 1810–1879), Decoration designed by Thomas Robert Macquoid (English, 1820–1912), Engraved by Edmund Evans (English, 1826–1905), Engraved by W. T. Green (English, active 1837–1872), Engraved by James Davis Cooper (English, 1823–1904), Engraved by Horace Harral (English, 1817–1905), Engraved by Thomas Bolton (English, active 1851–1893), Engraved by John Orrin Smith (English, 1799–1843), Engraved by Josiah Wood Whimper (English, 1813–1903), Engraved by John Greenaway (English, 1816–1890), Engraved by W. Wright (English, active 1846–1857), Publisher D. Appleton and Company (American, 19th century)

Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA


Overall: 23.2 x 17 x 3.5 cm (9 1/8 x 6 11/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1857) 23.2 cm; [4 ff.] 191 pp.; original publisher’s gilt-stamped blue cloth (cream-colored phase box).

New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1857


Inscribed in graphite front flyleaf "A. M. B. / from / F. M. / Sudbury [..]"; Louisa H. Brown, by whom bequeathed to MFA (through her sister Augusta M. Brown), September 19, 1894.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss H. Louisa Brown, deceased, through her sister, Augusta M. Brown