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Special Collections: Illustrated Books

Illustrated Books: Information

The Illustrated Book Collection has 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 these artists and many more.

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

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.

Books from the Collection

Pop-up bookBook coverArtist's book
Examples of books from the Collection

Pop-Up Book

Image of pop-up book


Illustrated Books

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