The Arkley Collection of Early and Historical Children’s Literature holds Canadian, British and American children’s books from the late eighteenth century to 1939. It is strong in material by and about Lewis Carroll. Some unique items include Canadian first editions, early editions of children’s classics, and works of important illustrators. Works published after 1939 and journals are excluded from the collection in Rare Books and Special Collections (these are primarily housed in the UBC Education Library). The collection’s growth relies largely on gifts, but important Canadian items are purchased when they become available.
Photo credit: UBC Library, Rare Books and Special Collections, PZ4.9.D696 In 1870a.
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