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English chapbook collection
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Description
This collection is comprised of original chapbooks from England published in the nineteenth century. These chapbooks include song books, lesson books, fortune telling guides, natural histories, histories, and other ephemera. The term “chapbook” was first used in 1824, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, and is used to represent a genre of small, usually pocket-sized booklets. The genre encompasses many kinds of printed material, including pamphlets, tracts, nursery rhymes, songs, and folk tales.
Extent
1 box (30 envelopes, 42 chapbooks)
Restrictions
The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.
Availability
Collection is open for research by appointment.