Traditional Nursery Songs of England
Edited by Felix Summerly
(Joseph Cundall, 1843)
1210.e.23   15.5x22 cm

Nursery songs
  Children’s books

Felix Summerly was the pseudonym of Sir Henry Cole (1808-82), the first director of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Between 1843 and 1847 he published the 'Home Treasury', a series of traditional nursery stories designed to appeal to the 'fancy, imagination, sympathies and affections' of a child's mind. Carefully printed by Charles Whittingham at the Chiswick Press, the most distinguished printing house of the nineteenth century, these elegant little volumes sold for two shillings and sixpence, or one shilling uncoloured.