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This is a blog dedicated to the Rare Book collection here at Aberystwyth University Library.

Kendrew of York Childrens chapbooks

Bill Hines is the curator of our Rare Book Displays here in Aberystwyth and he creates displays from our collections monthly  at Hugh Owen Library and Thomas Parry Library.

The Ex Libris Richard Brinkley display (Brinkley Oct 2011), which appeared in October contained material relating to Dr. Johnson, the Jacobites and the Anglican church, as well as the Hafod Press display which includes Hafod Press imprints of Froissart’s Chronicles of England, Monstrelet’s Chronicles, Memoirs of De Joinville and Travels of De la Brocquiere.

Practical Jokes

While at the Thomas Parry Library the October Display was from Kendrew of York (Aberystwyth University Rare Books Collection Kendrew Oct 2011)  which included a number of early 19th century chapbooks published by James Kendrew of York including traditional children’s favourites Simple Simon, Mother Hubbard and Cock Robin as well as some more usual titles like the Waggon Load of Money and A visit to the Tower.

Kendrew of York, October 2011 Thomas Parry Library


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