Widdy-Widdy-Wurkey (Signed copy)
Signed by Rose Fyleman, a collection of nursery rhymes from around the world
First edition, hardback. Bound in the original pictorial boards. 22 × 16.5cm, 70pp.
This copy has been signed by Rose Fyleman to the ffep, "With thanks for valuable help most kindly given, Rose Fyleman, Dec 1934". There is also a previous owner's signature above, Francesca Claremont, herself a student of nursery rhymes and folklore. She has annotated the book lightly in pencil, noting where she was responsible for the translation.
A collection of nursery rhymes from around the world. They are mostly European (including Welsh, Flemish, Italian, German etc) but also with a few that are Russian, Hebrew, Japanese, Arabian and so on. The book is illustrated with black and white drawings by Valery Carrick, a Russian artist and journalist who settled in Norway after the Russian Revolution.
The contents are in good, clean condition but with the pencil annotations as mentioned above. The boards have comprehensive water-staining and fading to front and back but this remains in perfectly good readable condition.