A First Ladybird Book of Nursery Rhymes, 1965. This book, illustrated by Frank Hampson, was the first book in the set of 3 Nursery Rhymes books published in the 1960s. It includes the rhymes Hush-a-bye Baby, Little Bo-Peep and Little Jumping Joan.
The rhymes are traditional so these books are all about Frank Hampson’s wild, pretty disconcerting images. The books appeal and alarm in equal measure – with odd perspectives, bright colours and odd juxta-positioning of the every-day and fantasy.
It’s hard to find any of these 3 Nursery Rhyme books in good condition – especially this one: the first book. They were usually read to bits or given to the youngest of children. This copy has some grubby marks on the covers and some wear to the the spine but inside it’s a nice copy with gererally clean pages. It dates from the mid-1970s and has 24p original price on the back.
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