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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)

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