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The Home Treasury Series

A series of children's books initiated by Sir Henry Cole in 1843. In addition to nursery rhymes, there were traditional and new fairy tales, bible stories and toys. It was a reaction to the moralizing stories of Mrs. Trimmer and the improving books of the numerous Peter Parleys.


Books in the The Home Treasury series:

Traditional Nursery Songs of England (1843)

A collection of traditional nursery rhymes, arranged in alphabetical order. There a few that are not in The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Various

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The Traditional Faëry Tales (1845)

Includes Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast, and Jack and the Bean Stalk. Read for free online at Internet Archive.

Author(s): Anonymous
Illustrator(s): Charles West Cope
John Callcott Horsley
Thomas Webster

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