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  • A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear

    Book, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    Edward Lear’s A Book of Nonsense was first published in 1846 under the pseudonym ‘Derry down Derry’. The limericks and i...

  • A Description of Three Hundred Animals

    Book, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    This beautiful book provides written descriptions and illustrations for each of the 300 animals it describes. These rang...

  • A Father's Memoir of his Child

    Book, Illustration, Image

    Benjamin Heath Malkin, the author of this book, was a friend of William Blake, and shared the poet’s interest in radical...

  • A Good Christmas Box, a collection of carols

    Book

    This small book, A Good Christmas Box, contains a selection of Christmas carols. It was published in 1847 by G Walters...

  • 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...

  • A Little Pretty Pocket Book

    Book, Children's book

    The most prominent publisher of books for children in the 18th century was John Newbery, who was based at ‘the sign of t...

  • A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll

    Book, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson, 1832–1898) made his name with his Alice books in the 1860s, but also wrote on popular ma...

  • A Token for Children

    Book, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    13 children die within the pages of this children’s book. It’s perhaps hard to imagine the appeal for children of accoun...

  • Aesop’s Fables

    Printed Book

    Believed to have been a slave in Ancient Greece, little is known for certain about the life of Aesop. The stories attrib...

  • Aesop's Fables illustrated by John Tenniel, 1848

    Book, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    Lewis Carroll was so impressed by John Tenniel’s animated illustrations for this edition of Æsop’s Fables, published in ...

  • 'Alice's Adventures Under Ground', the original ma...

    Manuscript, Fair copy, Artwork, Image

    Reverend Charles Dodgson was a mathematics tutor at Christ Church, Oxford in 1856 when he first met Alice Liddell and he...

  • Alphabets and Pictures for Children

    Book, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    Alphabet books have a long history and are often the first books to be given to young children by parents or teachers. T...

  • Black Beauty

    Printed Book, Children's book

    Anna Sewell’s novel, told in the voice of Black Beauty himself, was first published just before Christmas 1877. Original...

  • Charles Kingsley's The Water-Babies

    Book, Children's book, Illustration, Image

    The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby, by the Cambridge history professor, the Rev. Charles Kingsley (1819–1875...

  • Children's illustrated edition of Gulliver's Trave...

    Book, Illustration, Image

    First written in 1726, and altered in 1735, Gulliver’s Travels is a classic of social satire. Using the format of the se...