(Toronto Public Library) The Osborne Collection

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The Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books 1566-1910
One of the most important and pioneering collection catalogues in the Antiquarian Children’s Books FieldToronto Public Library, 1975. ISBN# 0-919486-25-8; 0-919486-54-1.Tall 8vo., xxiv[i]561[1] – xii[i] [563-]1138 pp.; original decorative cloth.

Two volumes, with text illustrations; Vol. I also with numerous plates including 12 in color; frontispiece portrait of Edgar Osborne in Vol. II.  Latest edition revised and corrected.

An essential reference book for early English-language children’s books (chiefly British).