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Bellot Printed Collection

5,000 items.

The working library of Hugh Hale Bellot, Professor of American History at London University, was bequeathed in 1969.

The collection's strength is in 19th-century history, but it also includes quantities of 19th- and early 20th-century children's books and adventure stories. In particular there is a large number of novels by the well-known author of boys' stories, G.A. Henty.

There are many examples of the firm of Ernest Nister of Nürnberg, including movable books. The series of Dumpy Books for Children contains scarce items.

It should be noted that Professor Bellot donated numerous other books to the Library over many years; these have been incorporated into the general stock.

See also the Bellot papers.

Finding aids

Children's books recorded in .


The John Rylands Library

Using the reading rooms in the John Rylands Library