2.10.13

The Death and Burial of Poor Cock Robin

I was looking for some "interesting" images to inspire some new makings for Stanger London when I accidentally came across this remarkable oddity in disguise as a children's book. 

Published circa 1865

The Death and Burial of Poor Cock Robin borrows an old English nursery rhyme and accompanies it with the marvellous illustrations of Henry Louis Stephens.





I am so pleased that I can add this to my ever growing "Oddities" file. I hope that you will enjoy them as much as I do!



|Cock Robin Nursery Rhyme in its entirety| A copy of the book is available digitally on Library of Congress|


2 comments:

  1. This is super cool!! I enjoy old children's books, they are far more peculiar and sometimes frightening than books today. I would print these out and hang them up actually. So cool :)) x

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  2. It's hard to know what actually happened to him, funny though.

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