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Children's books dating from the early eighteenth century to the present

Digitized Materials From the Juvenile Collection

Ballad of the Lost Hare

Sidney, Margaret [pseud.]. Ballad of the Lost Hare Boston: D. Lothrop, c1882.
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The Book of the Cat

Bonsall, Elisabeth F. The Book of the Cat: With Facsimiles of Drawings In Colour With Stories and Verses Written for the Pictures By Mabel Humphrey. New York: Fredrick A. Stokes Co., 1903.
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The Cheerful Cricket

Marks, Jeannette . The Cheerful Cricket and Others J; Illustrated By Edith Brown. Boston: Small, Maynard & Co., 1907.
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Children of Our Town

Children of Our Town / Pictured By E. Mars and M. H. Squire; With Verses By Carolyn Wells. New York : R.H. Russell, [c1902].
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The Death and Burial of Poor Cock Robin

Death and Burial of Poor Cock Robin / From Original Designs By H.L. Stephens. New-York: Hurd & Houghton, 1865.
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Denslow's Three Bears

Denslow's Three Bears /Adapted and Illustrated By W.W. Denslow. New York: G.W. Dillingham Co., 1903.
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The History of Insects

History of Insects. New-York: Printed and sold by Samuel Wood, at the Juvenile Book-Store, no. 357, Pearl-Street, 1813.
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The Book of Trades

The Book of Trades. Philadelphia : Edward W. Miller, 1847.
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Gobolinks, or Shadow-Pictures for Young and Old

Gobolinks, or Shadow-Pictures for Young and Old/ By Ruth McEnery Stuart and Albert Bigelow Paine. New York: The Century Co., 1896.
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Denslow's Humpty Dumpty

Denslow's Humpty Dumpty / Adapted and Illustrated by W.W. Denslow.
New York: G.W. Dillingham Co., 1903.
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The Grasshopper Stories

The Grasshopper Stories / by Elizabeth Davis Leavitt; With Illustrations By Maude Dewey Doan. [S.l. : s.n.], c1912 (Jacksonville, Ill.: Henderson & DePew, printers).
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Little Songs of Long Ago

Little Songs of Long Ago: More Old Nursery Rhymes / the Original Tunes Harmonized By Alfred Moffat; Illustrated By H. Willebeek Le Mair. London: Augener: For the Book Trade, A. & C. Black; New-York: G. Schirmer, c1912.
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Mary's Little Lamb

Mary's Little Lamb: a Picture Guessing Story for Little Children: With 500 Pictures By the Author / By Edith Francis Foster. Salem, Mass.: S.E. Cassino, c1903.
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Mother Goose Finger Plays

Mother Goose Finger Plays / Selected and Adapted By Irene Margaret Cullison. Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Co., [1915].
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Our Flag

Our Flag: Its History and Changes From 1620 to 1896. 2d ed. New Haven, Conn., Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1896.
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The Pied Piper of Hamlin

The Pied Piper of Hamelin / By Robert Browning; Illustrated by Kate Greenaway. London; New York: Frederick Warne and Co., [1910].
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A Little Pretty Pocket-Book

A Little Pretty Pocket-Book, Intended for the Instruction and Amusement of Little Master Tommy, and Pretty Miss Polly / Printed at Worcester, Massachusetts. By Isaiah Thomas, and Sold, Wholesale and Retail, at His Bookstore, 1787.
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The Song of Sixpence Picture Book

The Song of Sixpence Picture Book: Containing Sing a Song of Sixpence, Princess Belle Etoile, An Alphabet of Old Friends / With the Original Coloured Designs by Walter Crane, including a Preface and Other Embellishments. London; New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head, [1909].
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William Tell Told Again

William Tell Told Again / By P.G. Wodehouse; With Illustrations In colour By Philip Dadd, Described In Verse By John W. Houghton. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1904.
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The Wonders of a Toy Shop

The Wonders of a Toy Shop. New-York: J.Q. Preble, [185-?].
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The Story of the Three Little Pigs

The Story of the Three Little Pigs / With Drawings By L. Leslie Brooke.
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A Visit From Saint Nicholas

A Visit From Saint Nicholas. Illustrated From Drawings By F.O.C. Darley. New York, J. G. Gregory, c1862.
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Uncle Tom's Cabin for Children

Uncle Tom's Cabin for Children / By Harriet Beecher Stowe; Adapted By Helen Ring Robinson; designed By W.M. Rhoads. Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Co., [c1908].
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The Twelve Magic Changlings

The Twelve Magic Changelings / By M.A. Glen. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Co., c1907.
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Stories from Hands Andersen

Stories From Hans Andersen / With Illustrations By Edmund Dulac. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [c1911].
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The Slant Book

The Slant Book / by Peter Newell. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1910.
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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden / By Frances Hodgson Burnett. New York: F.A. Stokes, 1911.
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The Rocket Book

The Rocket Book / By Peter Newell. New York: Harper & Brothers, c1912.
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Our Old Nursery Rhymes

Our Old Nursery Rhymes / the Original Tunes Harmonized by Alfred Moffat; Illustrated By H. Willebeek Le Mair. London: Augener; New-York: G. Schirmer, c1911.
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My Very First Little German Book

My Very First Little German Book. New York, Hodder & Stoughton [19--?].
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London Town

London Town / Designed and Illustrated By Thos. Crane & Ellen Houghton. London; New York: Marcus Ward & Co., [1883].
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King Winter

King Winter. Hamburg: Gustav W. Seitz, [ca. 1859].
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Jimmy Crow

Jimmy Crow / By Edith Francis Foster. Boston: Dana Estes & Co., c1902.
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The Complete Collection of Pictures and Songs

The Complete Collection of Pictures & Songs / By Randolph Caldecott; Engraved and Printed By Edmund Evans; With a Preface By Austin Dobson.
London; New York: G. Routledge and Sons, 1887.
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The Circus Procession

The Circus Procession. N.Y. [i.e. New York]: McLoughlin Bro's., c1888.
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The Children's Object Book

The Children's Object Book. London; New York: F. Warne & Co., [188-?].
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Baseball A B C Baseball A B C. New York: McLoughlin Bros., c1885.
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Arabian Nights

The Arabian nights: Their Best-Known Tales / Edited By Kate Douglas Wiggin and Nora A. Smith ; illustrated By Maxfield Parrish. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909.
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