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Special Collections: Illustrated Books

Books from the Collection

Examples of books from the Collection

Pop-Up Book

Illustrated Books

An example of a pop-up book from the Illustrated Book Collection

Illustrated Books: Information

The Illustrated Book Collection

This contains a wide range of historical and contemporary illustrated books, for children and adults. The collection is arranged in an alphabetical sequence by illustrator and includes the work of:

Alan Aldridge
Mabel Lucie-Atwell
Quentin Blake
Eric Carle
Sara Fanelli
Michael Foreman
Brian Froud
Mervyn Peake
Arthur Rackham
Ronald Searle
Maurice Sendak
Ralph Steadman
Martin Ursell

and many others...

The collection features several different editions of The Water Babies, and Alice in Wonderland and there are many examples of pop-up books and paper engineering. The books are listed on the library catalogue, they are for reference use only and are shelved in the Basement of the Sheppard Library, Hendon.