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Juvenile Literature

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This collection pulls from several different collections such as the John M. Shaw Collection overall, the Shaw Childhood in Poetry Collection, and various other childhood literature collections at FSU. These books look at the experience of childhood through stories, poetry, songs and illustrations particularly in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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The Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear
The Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear
by Edward Lear., "With all the original pictures and verses"., Dedication page dated 1862.
The Pelican Chorus by Edward Lear
The Pelican Chorus by Edward Lear
Drawings by L. Leslie Brooke.
Three little kittens
Three little kittens
By R. M. Ballantyne; published anonymously., Nursery rhyme and musical version, a vocal and keyboard score, follow prose retelling: p. 28-31., Publisher's advertisement on back wrapper., Front wrapper is colored wood engraving with a signature: J. Andrew., Illustrations are hand-colored; likely by the owner., Illustrations hand-colored., First and last leaves pasted to publisher's blue and red printed wrappers., No. 266 in: Shaw, J.M., Childhood in poetry.
Toby Tyler
Toby Tyler
[by] James Otis ; illustrated by Richard H. Rodgers., Summary: Follows the adventures of a young boy who runs away to join the circus and discovers, contrary to his expectations, that circus life is not always carefree and happy.
Tom Thumb
Tom Thumb
Cover title., Illustrations hand colored., Publisher's ad p. [4] of wrappers., Leaves [1] and [8] pasted down; printed sides of leaves facing each other., Publication date based upon publisher's address on cover according to Tebbel, J. History of book publishing in the U.S., I, p. 356.
Trial of Harry Hardheart: for ingratitude and cruelty to certain individuals of the brute creation : with select pieces of poetry, relative to animals, etc
Trial of Harry Hardheart: for ingratitude and cruelty to certain individuals of the brute creation : with select pieces of poetry, relative to animals, etc
by Mr. Frankly, author of Frugal, the wild bee, &c. &c., Approximate date from Osborne, cited below., Half-title: Harry Hardheart., "The principal advantage of this work will be to caution young persons against that cruelty to animals, which may be almost said to be inmate [sic] in their nature"--Advertisement., Contains verse and prose., Includes table of contents., Woodcuts: title-page vignette, text illustrations, tail-pieces., "Poetry relative to animals": p. [135]-156., Publisher's catalog: 12 pages at end., No. 2393.1 in: Shaw, J.M., Childhood in poetry.
Uncle Buncles grand children
Uncle Buncles grand children
Cover title., Illustrations hand-colored., No. T646.2b in: Shaw, J.M., Childhood in poetry.
Verses for little boys
Verses for little boys
Pagination includes inside front and back covers.
Victorian anthology, 1837-1895
Victorian anthology, 1837-1895
edited by Edmund Clarence Stedman.
Walk to Wellers̓ woods, or, The old apple-man
Walk to Wellers̓ woods, or, The old apple-man
by the author of 'Nothing at all' etc., "From a London copy.", Publisher's advertisements on p. [4] of cover., No. 3634 in: Shaw, J.M., Childhood in poetry.
Way to be happy, or, The history of the family at Smiledale: to which is added, The story of little George
Way to be happy, or, The history of the family at Smiledale: to which is added, The story of little George
Contents: The way to be happy, &c. -- The honest tar -- The history of Sweet-pea, or, Philip Smiler -- The adventures of Henry Lily, or, The pretty snowdrop -- The story of little Echo -- The story of little George., Author's initials from the Newbery edition dedication signed A.M.; cf. Roscoe, S. John Newbery, J235., Frontispiece included in pagination., Illustrations attributed to John Bewick according to Hugo cited below; Roscoe cited below says woodcuts "are copies in reverse after the cuts by, or in close imitaion of John Bewick used in the earlier editions by E. Newbery and John Harris.", With: The History of Crazy Jane and The Northumbrian Minstrel (3 v. in 1).
Whittington and his cat
Whittington and his cat
Leaves numbered 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14, 15., Woodcut illustrations are hand-colored., Publisher's advertisements on p. [4] of cover., No. S1538.149 in: Shaw, J.M., Childhood in poetry.
Winter sports
Winter sports
What the firefly told them (Tiptoe Twins) -- What the wind told them -- What the bee told them -- What the oak-tree told them -- What the rose told them -- What the moon told them -- What the shell told them -- Marjory's nest -- What the rain told them -- What the blackberry-vine told them -- What the sparrow told them -- What the spider told them -- What the snowflake told them.
Winter: old age, the winter of life
Winter: old age, the winter of life
No. S1538.166 in Shaw, J.M., Childhood in poetry., Gift of Miss Miriam Bass.
Wonderful history of the busy bees
Wonderful history of the busy bees
with coloured plates., Cover title., Hand-colored illustrations., Printed on one side of leaf only., Publisher's ad. p. [4] of wrappers.
Wrigley's new nursery ditties
Wrigley's new nursery ditties
Cover illustrations hand-colored., With: Fairy grove -- Old Mother Hubbard -- Two sisters -- Nursery tale book -- Blanch and Rosalinda -- The old pig and her two children -- Mr. Pug and Madam Puss -- Little Bantam Blue., Pages of The fairy grove bound out of order.

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