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Microtext Collection

Microtext Subject Guide: Children's Literature

The Opie Collection of Children's Literature, MFE 5324

Reproductions of British children's books from the Bodleian Library. The collection includes 1,100 chapbooks, battledores (two or three-page primers), and card-covered toy books; 4,000 comics, children's magazines, and penny dreadfuls (Victorian serials for children); and 12,000 bound volumes of children's stories and nursery rhymes, books on games and amusements, picture books, movable books, reversible books, rag books, miniatures, and other items.