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Selected Bibliography

The sources listed in this selected bibliography are available in the University of Delaware Library.

Avery, Gillian, 1926-
Behold the Child : American Children and their Books, 1621-1922. London: Bodley Head, 1994.

Carpenter, Humphrey.
The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1984.

Darton, F. J. Harvey, 1878-1936.
Children's Books in England : Five Centuries of Social Life. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1981.

Feaver, William.
When We Were Young : Two Centuries of Children's Book Illustration. New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, c1977.

International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature. London; New York: Routledge, 1996.

Johnson, Elizabeth L.
For your Amusement and Instruction : the Elisabeth Ball Collection of Historical Children's Materials: An Exhibition. Bloomington: Lilly Library, Indiana University, 1987.

MacLeod, Anne Scott.
American Childhood : Essays on Children's Literature of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Athens: University of Georgia Press, c1994.

Meigs, Cornelia, 1884-1973.
A Critical History of Children's Literature; a Survey of Children's Books in English. Prepared in four parts. New York: Macmillan, 1969

National Art Library (Great Britain)
Victorian Children's Books: Selected from the Library of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: arranged for Europalia 73 Great Britain by the National Book League in co-operation with the British Council. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1973.

Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books.
The Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books: A Catalogue. Toronto: Toronto Public Library, 1966-

Picturing Childhood: Illustrated Children's Books from University of California Collections, 1550-1990.
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Pierpont Morgan Library.
Early children's books and their illustration. Boston : D. R. Godine, c1975.

Printing and the Mind of Man. Munchen : K. Pressler, 1983.

Quayle, Eric.
Early Children's Books : a collector's guide. Newton Abbot, Devon : David & Charles ; Totowa, N.J. : Barnes & Noble Books, 1983.

Research about Nineteenth-century Children and Books: Portrait Studies. Urbana : University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, c1980.

Townsend, John Rowe.
Written for Children: an outline of English-language children's literature. New York : Lippincott, 1987.


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