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Children in Verse Edited by Thomas Burke with Amazing Color Plates (1913) Rare!
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Children in Verse Edited by Thomas Burke with Amazing Color Plates (1913) Rare!
Children in Verse Edited by Thomas Burke with Amazing Color Plates (1913) Rare!
Children in Verse Edited by Thomas Burke with Amazing Color Plates (1913) Rare!
Children in Verse Edited by Thomas Burke with Amazing Color Plates (1913) Rare!

Children in Verse Edited by Thomas Burke with Amazing Color Plates (1913) Rare!

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135 pages
Blue cloth boards, with gilt-stamped title and image of children, show rub wear at edges, corners, and spine ends. Illustrated end papers toned. Brown mark near gutter bleeds through preliminary pages leading to some discoloration at early pages. Previous owner’s inscription at front end papers. Wonderful pastedown plate at page 9 is loose from page but present. Plate at frontispiece and pg. 35 missing. Edge tear to right side of page 109. Front board has some give but binding secure.

Children in Verse: Fifty Songs of Playful Childhood

Rare Original Antique Collectible First Edition 1913 Hardcover Book

Marvelous Addition to Any Children's Book Collection!!

Blue Cloth Boards, with Gilt-stamped Title and Image of Children

Gilt Stamping on Upper Cover is Hallmark of First Edition - First Issue/Impression

(Publishers added this Special Adornment emphasizing this edition is more valuable than Editions without Gilt Stamping on Upper Cover that are First Edition, but Second Issue)

One of the Most Special & Attractive Covers of this Title in Lovely Blue with Gold Gilding

Profusely Illustrated using both Black & White Drawings and Amazing Color Plates with Tissue.

Culturally Important Manuscript as Evidenced by Multiple Newer Reprints of the Original

Great for reading as poetry and/or singing songs with children


Book Dimensions: Approx. 8 ¾”L x 6 ¼” W x 1 ¼” D

This is a collection of fifty songs of playful childhood that was edited by Thomas Burke. The songs are wonderfully illustrated in color and black & white by Honor C. Appleton. The gold theme continues with the color illustrations being encased in gold frames on the inside pages. Gilt stamped spine, front cover, and pictorial end papers.


Song Author

The Little Ones Anonymous
Infant Joy William Blake
A Lullaby Alfred Tennyson
The Wonderfu’ Wean William Miller
In Bed Marjorie Fleming
The Unfinished Prayer Anonymous
A Modern Lullaby James Roche
On the Birthday of a Young Lady William Whitehead
Dutch Lullaby Eugene Field
Creep afore ye Gang James Ballantine
Nurse’s Song William Blake
Fanny Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Bartholomew Norman Gale
To Charlotte Pulteney Ambrose Phillips
Baby May William Bennett
The Fairy Queen Thomas Hood
Tellin’ what the Baby Did Samuel Foss
My Boyhood John Saxe
A Retrospective Review Thomas Hood
Some Wishes Walter Savage Landor
The Unknown Tongue Joaquin Miller
Nursery Reminiscences Richard H. Barham
School and Schoolfellows Winthrop Mackworth Praed
Little Orphant Annie James Whitcomb Riley
Little April H. H. Bashford

Little Girls Laurence Alma-Tadema
A Boy’s Song James Hogg
To J. H. Leigh Hunt
To a Very Young Lady Mortimer Collins
Yawcob Strauss Charles Adams
To Alice Lewis Carroll
Little Blue Ribbons Austin Dobson
Neighbour Nelly Robert Brough
To Christine Owen Seaman
The Little Peach Eugene Field
Letty’s Globe C. Tennyson Turner
A Parental Ode Thomas Hood
Dot Baby Charles Adams
Two Children Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Wee Willie Winkie William Miller
Rosina Walter Savage Landor
Little Mamma Charles Henry Webb
Ad Dorotheam E. V. Lucas
Parliament Hill H. H. Bashford
Monsieur et Mademoiselle Dinah Mulock Craik
Little Breeches John Hay
Misadventures at Margate Richard H. Barham
The Children’s Hour Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Prelude Alfred Noyes


‘An the Gobble-uns ‘ll Git You Ef You Don’t Watch Out’

‘The Wonderfu’ Wean’

‘Wynken, Blynken, and Nod’

‘When a Bad Child Goes to Bed’

‘My Kite – How Fast and Far It Flew’

‘The Neighbour’s Old Cat Often Came to Pay Us a Visit’

‘Little Mamma’

‘Little Breeches’
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