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The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes by  Iona & Peter Opie - First Edition - 1951 - from Camillas Bookshop and

The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes

by Opie, Iona & Peter

Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press. Very Good/Very Good. 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Bound in black buckram cloth with gilt titles to spine, this 1951 hardcover First Edition is VG in VG wrapper (price clipped). XXV1/467pp with Preface, 24 Plates, 13 illustrations set in Text, Introduction, Nursey Rhymes in Alphabetical Order, and Index of First Lines. Dustjacket is chipped at top of spine and corners (minimal). One corner of front board is bumped, otherwise VG .
  • Bookseller: Camillas Bookshop GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 0015031
  • Title: The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes
  • Author: Opie, Iona & Peter
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good/Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Clarendon Press
  • Place: Oxford, UK
  • Date published: 1951
  • Keywords: Oxford, Dictionary, of, Nursery, Rhymes, Opie, (1951)


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