MOTHER GOOSE. MOTHER GOOSE'S MELODIES ("Mother Goose in a New Dress" on cover). Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, no date, circa 1870. 4to (9 1/2 x 10 1/2"), green gilt cloth, beveled edges, very light rubbing and shelf wear, VG++. Printed on rectos only, each page is individually hinged into the book. Mother Goose rhymes are presented in English, with a few in French and German. Illustrated with beautiful chromolithographs on every page. The precision of the printing is impeccable and the colors almost appear hand colored. The preface notes that these drawings "were not designed for the public eye, but as a birthday gift from a loving daughter to her father who occupies one of the highest positions in the United States Government." The original copy was given to Supreme Court Justice Salmon P. Chase by his daughters on his 62nd birthday. His daughter Janette did the illustrations and was encouraged by the publisher to have it published. This is an excellent copy and a lovely book.