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A Apple Pie by Kate Greenaway
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A APPLE PIE

by

KATE GREENAWAY

London. Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. & New York
Printed in Great Britain by W & J Mackay Limited, Chatham from original
woodblock designs engraved in 1886

1886







PUBLISHER'S NOTE

Kate Greenaway used an early version of the rhyme to illustrate
A APPLE PIE which was first published in 1886 and it will be noticed
that there is no rhyme for the letter I.

The rhyme of A APPLE PIE is very ancient and reference is made to it as
early as 1671 in one of the writings of John Eachard. In these early
versions the letters I and J were not differentiated. The letter J as we
know it to-day was the curved initial form of the letter I and was always
used before a vowel.