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Collecting Children’s Literature

1885 A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. London: Longmans Green.

1885 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens). NY: Charles L. Webster and Co.

1886 Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons.

1887 Brownies: Their Book by Palmer Cox. NY: Century.

1888 Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde. London: David Nutt (also issued in Deluxe Edition).

1889 Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang. London: Longmans Green (plus the 10 other “Color Fairy” books 18901910).

1892 Story of a Puppet, or The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. London: T. Fisher Unwin. First edition of Pinocchio in English (the first edition in book form was the 1883 Italian Avventure Di Pinocchio).

1893 Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti. First edition with the illustrations by Laurence Housman. London: Macmillan (also issued in Deluxe Edition). First is 1862.

1894 Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. London: Macmillan (with its sequel the Second Jungle Book published in 1895).

1896 A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Charles Robinson. London: John Lane, the Bodley Head (this is the first illustrated edition, also issued in a deluxe edition). See 1885 for first edition.

1896 Jeanne Jeanne D'arc by M. Boutet De Monvel. Paris: Plon Nourrit (also issued in Deluxe Edition).

1897 Mother Goose in Prose by L. Frank Baum. Chicago: Way & Williams, illustrated by Maxfield Parrish.

1899 Story of Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman. London: Grant Richards.

1900 Goops and How to Be Them by Gelett Burgess. NY: Frederick Stokes.

1900 Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter Privately Printed Ed. London: Warne. (Trade Edition First Published in 1902.)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow, was first published in 1900. Courtesy of Aleph-Bet Books.

1900 Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Chicago: George M. Hill.

1901 Denslow's Mother Goose by W.W. Denslow. NY: McClure Phillips.

1902 Adventures of Uncle Lubin by W. Heath Robinson. London: Grant Richards.

1904 Poems of Childhood by Eugene Field, illustrated by Maxfield Parrish. NY: Scribner.

1904 Story of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith by E. Boyd Smith. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

1906 Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Hodder & Stoughton (also issued in Deluxe Edition).

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