Page of Nursery Rhymes
Published by Isaiah Thomas
7 1/8 x 4 7/8 inches
Mother Goose's Melody
Originally issued by John Newbery, of London, c. 1760; later by Thomas of Worcester, Mass., and Munroe & Francis, of Boston, c. 1825.
Thomas frequently borrowed from Newbery. An advertisement for Thomas's edition ran: "Books for Masters and Misses of all ages, which will make them wise and happy." It sold for eight pence.
Photograph and Text by Siobhan Lam
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Courtesy of the John Hay Library, Brown University