London?: , 1924. Item #05534
A Charming Hand Colored Manuscript Containing Five of our Favorite Nursery Rhymes
[MANUSCRIPT] AUNTIE EDIE. Nursery Rhymes for "Jim" at Bed-Time. From: "Auntie Edie" 18.7.24. [London?], 1924.
Oblong quarto (8 x 11 3/8 inches; 202 x 290 mm.).  leaves (including wrappers). Richly illustrated throughout in ink and watercolor with accompanying manuscript nursery rhymes and musical scores in ink.
Original stiff paper wrappers, illustrated and lettered in watercolor and ink, signed “Aunt Edie” and dated July 18, 1924. Sewn with purple cord. Wrappers and each leaf (also of the same stiff paper stock) neatly bordered with decorative tape resembling leather. Two leaves loose, minimal foxing and or dust soiling.
Together with the original (very worn) mailing envelope addressed (presumably) to Jim’s father in the Brockley area of South London.
A remarkably bright manuscript collection of nursery rhymes by a skilled artist.
The classic nursery rhymes included here are “Jack and Jill,” “Little Miss Muffet,” “Simple Simon,” “Little Jack Horner,” and “Hey Diddle Diddle.”
We were unable to find any information about Aunt Edie, but she was clearly a skilled artist with a charming and remarkably detailed style. We also could not locate any more information on the young Jim and his family.