New Digital Chapbook Collection

Can you guess this easy riddle? It's one of many from The good child's amusing riddle-book : adorned with cuts. Birmingham : Printed by T. Brandard, [between 1807 and 1830] .

Can you guess this “easy riddle” ? It’s one of many from The good child’s amusing riddle-book : adorned with cuts. Birmingham : Printed by T. Brandard, [between 1807 and 1830] .

Nursery rhymes, riddles, ballads, traditional poems and songs for young and old alike – all at the touch of a button.

The Rare Books and Special Collections Library at McGill University contains over nine hundred British and American chapbooks published in the 18th and 19th centuries. Through a generous donation from the Harold Crabtree Foundation, digital facsimiles have been prepared and a virtual collection created.

The McGill Library’s Chapbook Collection is organized by subject categories which can be browsed. The entire work can be read in PDF format or online, using the page turning functionality of the Internet Archive.

Visit this colourful collection here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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