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Three Jacks
Part 2.
1. Jack and the Beanstalk
2. Jack the Giant Killer
3. The House that Jack Built
 
The house that Jack built.
The House that Jack Built. This is a complete set of 12 slides illustrating the popular British nursery rhyme and cumulative tale 'This is the house that Jack Built'. In cumulative rhymes a phrase is introduced in one verse and then repeated in subsequent verses, along with the newer phrases introduced in those verses. Each verse grows longer and longer. By the end it can be a real memory challenge to sing the whole song. The slides measure 3 1/4" square.
This is the house that Jack built.

This is the malt that lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the cat that chased the rat
That ate the malt that lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the dog that worried the cat
That chased the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the cow with the crumpled horn
That tossed the dog that worried the cat
That chased the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the maiden all forlorn
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn
That tossed the dog that worried the cat
That chased the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the man all tattered and torn
That kissed the maiden all forlorn
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn
That tossed the dog that worried the cat
That chased the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the judge all shaven and shorn
That married the man all tattered and torn
That kissed the maiden all forlorn
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn
That tossed the dog that worried the cat
That chased the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the rooster that crowed in the morn
That woke the judge all shaven and shorn
That married the man all tattered and torn
That kissed the maiden all forlorn
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn
That tossed the dog that worried the cat
That chased the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the farmer sowing his corn
That kept the rooster that crowed in the morn
That woke the judge all shaven and shorn
That married the man all tattered and torn
That kissed the maiden all forlorn
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn
That tossed the dog that worried the cat
That chased the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

This is the horse and the hound and the horn
That belonged to the farmer sowing his corn
That kept the rooster that crowed in the morn
That woke the judge all shaven and shorn
That married the man all tattered and torn
That kissed the maiden all forlorn
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn
That tossed the dog that worried the cat
That chased the rat that ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.

Some versions use "cheese" instead of "malt", "priest" instead of "judge", "cock" instead of "rooster", the older past tense form "crew" instead of "crowed", or "killed" in place of '"chased".
 


A complete set of eleven slides in a wooden frame sold and possibly made by Edward George Wood, London.
Edward George Wood was originally a wood-carver and later made scientific instruments in partnership with his brothers. He has sold magic lanterns.

Slides measure 6.5 by 3 3/8ths inches (16.5 by 8.5 cm); diameter of slide 2 7/16th inches (6.2 cm).
 
The story of The House that Jack Built was also published in the very popular Junior Lecturers Series as part 763.
 


All slides have a label showing the name of the manufacturer, Newton & Co, London, and the permission of the editor of the book, Frederick Warne & Co.

Slides are signed R.C., the initials of the illustrator, and sometimes E. E., the initials of the engraver.
The eight slides show some illustrations from the book 'The House that Jack Built' in 'The complete Collection of Pictures & Songs'; engraving and printing by Edmund Evans, illustration by Randolph Caldecott (1887). Evans (1826-1905) was a prominent English wood engraver and colour printer. He employed and collaborated with illustrators like Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, Kate Greenaway, and Richard Doyle.
Caldecott (1846-1886) was often called the father of the picture book because he is regarded as one of the most influential illustrators in the field of children's literature.
 
 

 

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