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Gallery of images from historic children's books

A gallery of images from historic children's literature. The pictures on this page range in date from 1744 to 1881.

A little pretty pocket-book intended for the instruction and amusement of little Master Tommy…

A little pretty pocket-book intended for the instruction and amusement of little Master Tommy… London: printed for J. Newbery, 1760. Shelfmark: Ch.760/6 © The British Library Board

Tommy Thumb's pretty song book

Tommy Thumb's pretty song book. Vol.2. London: Mary Cooper, [1744] Shelfmark: C.90.a.20 © The British Library Board

The story of Jack and the giants

The story of Jack and the giants. Illustrated…by Richard Doyle. London: Cundall and Addey, 1851. Shelfmark: 12430.g.3 © The British Library Board

Punctuation personified: or, pointing made easy,

Punctuation personified: or, pointing made easy, by Mr. Stops. London: J.Harris, 1824. Shelfmark:12804.ee.12 © The British Library Board

The comic adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and her dog

[Sarah Catherine Martin] The comic adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and her dog. Second edition. London: John Harris, 1806 Shelfmark:Ch.800/101(4) © The British Library Board

Puss in boots

Puss in boots. [Anon] London: Dean and Son, [1880]. Shelfmark: 12809.f.47(6) © The British Library Board

The babes in the wood.

The babes in the wood. Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott. London: G. Routledge, [1878?]. Shelfmark: 12805.k.61 © The British Library Board

The absurd ABC

The absurd ABC. Illustrated by Walter Crane. London: George Routledge and Sons, [1874]. Shelfmark: 12806.f.1(5) © The British Library Board

Clever cats

Clever cats. London:T.Nelson and Sons, [1881]. Shelfmark: LB.31.b.18087 © The British Library Board