The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes by Iona and Peter Opie
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1952. xxvii, 467 pp. 8vo. 75+ illustrations (reproductions). Revised edition. Index of first lines. Scarce with jacket. Very good in very good dust-jacket. Hardcover.
The individual histories, origins, first appearances, development, and variations of over 500 rhymes. Also concerns their oral and written development (including information on publishing histories). Organized alphabetically.
Includes index of notable figures associated with the publishing and illustration of nursery rhymes.