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The Only True Mother Goose Melodies, Without Addition or Abridgement. Embracing, Also, a Reliable Life of the Goose Family, Never before Published.

Engraved by Alexander Anderson (American, 1775–1870), Engraved by Avery (American, 19th century), Engraved by Abel Bowen (American, 1790–1850), Engraved by Henry Bricher (American, born about 1817), Engraved by Benjamin F. Childs (American, 1814–1863), Engraved by Nathaniel Dearborn (American, 1786–1852)

Place of Publication: Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Overall: 14.3 x 11.7 x 1.3 cm (5 5/8 x 4 5/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with wood engravings

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Boston: G. W. Cottrell [1860]) 14.3 cm; 10, 95 pp. [lacking second pp. 3-4]; original publisher’s color pictorial wrappers (gray pamphlet box).

Boston: G. W. Cottrell [1860]


Inscribed in pen and blue ink front flyleaf "Dorothy Devlin"; blindstamp of "Tewksbury & Brother, Booksellers & Stationers, No. 1 Museum Building, Manchester, N.H."; Frank C. Doble, by whose estate given to MFA, October 10, 1973.

Credit Line

Bequest of Frank C. Doble