victorian children's book

Children’s books aren’t always happy-go-lucky. In the first half of the 20th century, a lot of radical books for children were published; regimes wanted to use the power of books to shape culture. Children’s writing sought to transform how the world is perceived and to create activists and visionaries among the young generation.

Image: Old Victorian Childrens’ Books by pettifoggist. CC BY-SA 2.0 via Flickr.


Our Old Friends’ Ball  -
Dean;s Sixpenny Mamma Lovechild’s Series
London Dean & Son 11 Ludgate Hill [undated c1859 ]
measures 170mm x 254mm
16 pages including covers 10 pages of content [including covers] printed on one side of the page only - hand coloured as issued

llustration on the upper wrapper is signed: J.V. Barret and R.C. West.
The Queen of the Fairies gives a grand party attended by Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Blue Beard, Little Red Riding Hood and other fairy tale characters.

Very Scarce.