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Books for the Bairns
Publisher: "Review of Reviews" Office. Country: United Kingdom. Date: 1896-1920.



Nursery Rhymes (Books for the Bairns/"Review of Reviews" Office) (image)

Nursery Tales. With Original Illustrations.
London, "Review of Reviews" Office, 1896 (Books for the Bairns, IV).
Paperback. 60 pages, plus a page of publisher's advertisements at the beginning and the end of the booklet. Size: 18.5 x 12.5 cm.


The Story of Hiawatha (Books for the Bairns) (image)

The Tale of Hiawatha Re-told in Prose.
With Original Illustations by Brinsley Le Fanu.
London, "Books for the Bairns" Office, 1905
(Books for the Bairns, no. 113).
Paperback with illustrated pink card covers. 60 pages. This booklet is a retelling by Queen Scott-Hooper of the poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.


BOOKS FOR THE BAIRNS ("REVIEW OF REVIEWS" OFFICE)
Series Note: This "Books for the Bairns" series had a second name, "The Masterpiece Library" or "The Masterpiece Library. Series III.".

The publisher is listed in early volumes as the "Review of Review" Office, London, and in later volumes as the "Books for the Bairns" Office, London.

The editor of the series was the crusading journalist, editor and publisher, W. T. Stead, who also published the book series The Penny Poets and Penny Popular Novels


Further Reading
Sally Wood, W.T. Stead and his "Books for the Bairns", Edinburgh, Salvia Books, 1987 (the text of that book has been published online here).


Serial Number / Title / Author, Illustrator, etc. / Year of Publication

I.
Aesop's Fables.
Illustrated by B. Le Fanu.
1896.

II.
The Tales and Wonders of Jesus, Vol. 1.
1896.

III.
Nursery Rhymes.
1896.

IV.
Nursery Tales.
1896.

V.
The Adventures of Reynard the Fox, Vol. 1.
1896.

VI.
The Wonderful Adventures of Old Brer Rabbit.
By J. C. Harris. Illustrated by B. Le Fanu.
1896.

VII.
Cinderella and Other Tales, Vol. 1.
1896.

VIII.
The Pilgrim's Progress or John Bunyan's Dream, Vol. 1.
1896.

IX.
The Story of the Robins, vol. 1.
by Mrs. Trimmer.
1896.

X.
The Christmas Stocking.
By Elizabeth Wetherell.

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XI.
Gulliver's Travels Amoung the Little People of Lilliput.
By Dean Swift.
1897.

XII.
The Ugly Duckling and Other Stories.
1897.

XIII.
The Frog Prince and Other Stories.
Illustrated by B. Le Fanu.
1897.

XIV.
Eyes and No Eyes and The Three Giants.
Illustrated by B. Le Fanu.
1897.

XV.
Gulliver Among the Giants. Part 2 of Gulliver's Travels.
[Dean Jonathan Swift].
1897.

XVI.
Our Mother Queen: Story of the Longest Reign.
By W. T. Stead.
1897.

XVII.
The Jubilee Story Book.
By W. T. Stead.
1897.

XVIII.
Twice One are Two.
1897.

XIX.
More Nursery Rhymes.
Illustrated by B. Le Fanu.
1897.

XX.
More Stories about Old Brer Rabbit.
By J. C. Harris. Illustrated by B. Le Fanu.
1897.

Further titles in the "Books for the Bairns" series listed here.



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