Title: Oranges and Lemons
Illustrator: A. Kermer
Year: 1946 (First Edition)
Publisher: W. Walker & Sons (Associated) Ltd.
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: Whilst its title may suggest otherwise, this scarce and beautiful book does not actually feature the famous London nursery rhyme. Indeed, none of the 10 rhymes and poems within its pages are known, and it is rather curious that their author(s) should have chosen to remain anonymous. Here is an extract from the 'unrelated' Oranges and Lemons: Come and play this jolly game, You know it's really just the same As you and I have often done, So come along, and join the fun.
The tune is simple, that's quite plain Let's try it over once again; Oranges and lemons, one, two, three Now once more, the sweet melody.
Beautifully illustrated in watercolour.
Matt pictorial boards with white cloth spine. The corners are straight; the spine is lightly creased along its length (refer to image). Internally, the book is very well preserved for its age – the pages are bright, unmarked, glossy to the touch, and have resisted both tanning and foxing.
Undated first edition.
Measures 9″ × 7.4″ (22.5 cm × 18.5 cm). Large 8vo. Unpaginated.