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  • A Little Book for Little Children

    Chapbook, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    An educational chapbook for children published in 1702, London. It 'set[s] down, in a plain and pleasant way, Directions...

  • Gammer G's Garland

    Chapbook, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    Joseph Ritson, who commissioned William Blake to create the engravings for the Collection of English Songs (1784), had t...

  • Hodgson's Fashionable Dream Book

    Chapbook, Illustration, Image

    Dream books purported to reveal the meanings of dreams, and were extremely popular in the 19th century. They often came...

  • Hymns for the Amusement of Children

    Chapbook, Children's book, Illustration, Image, Poem, Hymn book

    This is Christopher Smart’s Hymns for the Amusement of Children (1771). It was written at the end of Smart’s life, while...

  • Little Red Riding Hood, 1810

    Chapbook, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    Little Red Riding Hood is perhaps one of the best known fairy tales. Like most European fairy tales, its origins lie wit...

  • Moral Emblems by Robert Louis Stevenson

    Book, Chapbook, Illustration, Image

    Robert Louis Stevenson created the words and illustrations for his Moral Emblems  while he was staying in the mountain r...

  • Moral lessons for children from The First Principl...

    Book, Chapbook, Children's book

    The First Principles of Polite Behaviour is an illustrated chapbook for children, dating from around 1825. It begins wi...

  • Mother Shipton's Wheel of Fortune

    Chapbook, Illustration, Image

  • Old Mother Hubbard chapbook

    Chapbook, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    The rhyme about Old Mother Hubbard, who went to the cupboard to fetch her poor dog a bone, is well known - but the exten...

  • Signor Topsy-Turvy's Wonderful Magic Lantern; or, ...

    Chapbook, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    Signor Topsy-Turvy's Wonderful Magic Lantern is a more sophisticated version of the ‘world-turned-upside-down’ texts wh...

  • The Child's New Spelling Primer

    Chapbook, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    For centuries learning to read was closely associated with religious education; the main objective being to teach childr...

  • The Child's New Year's Gift

    Children's book, Chapbook, Games and toys, Illustration, Image

    This book was published in 1770, and consists of a series of short riddles, ‘recommended to all kind mothers’. The riddl...

  • The Dreamer's Oracle

    Chapbook, Illustration, Image

    Dream books, purporting to reveal the meanings of dreams, were extremely popular in the 19th century. They were often pu...

  • The Dreamer's Sure Guide

    Chapbook, Illustration, Image

    A dream interpretation book from the 19th century, primarily aimed at women readers.

  • The Governess; or Little Female Academy

    Chapbook, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    This collection of linked stories is set in a school run by the aptly named Mrs Teachum. At the time the book was publis...