Mister Fox (1870)

A short piece of juvenile literature about the hungry Mister Fox and his attempts to acquire dinner for his family – an endeavour which proves successful despite th…more

The Funny Alphabet (ca.1850)

A delightful little alphabet book in which the letters are made up from acrobatically contorted bodies, and the accompanying text from often as equally contorted rh…more

The Blossoms of Morality (1806)

As the subtitle proclaims, this book originally published in the late 18th century is “intended for the amusement and instruction of young ladies and gentlemen”. Th…more

The Baby’s Own Aesop (1908)

Walter Crane’s beautifully illustrated version of Aesop’s fables, shortened and put into limericks for the younger reader and first published in 1887….more

The Accidents of Youth (1819)

Through a series of short stories and wonderful engravings, this book is aimed at keeping young people out of trouble and “calculated to improve [their] moral condu…more

Endless Amusement (1820)

A collection of “nearly 400 entertaining experiments in various branches of science, including acoustics, arithmetic, chemistry, electricity, hydraulics, hydrostati…more

The Hole Book (1908)

While fooling with a gun, Tom Potts shoots a bullet that seems to be unstoppable. A literal hole on each page traces the bullet’s path….more

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