A Lilliputian Miscellany exhibition is on display from June – August 2017
Children’s books expert Brian Alderson has curated a new exhibition at the Philip Robinson Library, marking the donation of his personal children’s literature collection to Newcastle University and Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books.
A Lilliputian Miscellany is designed to show some of the less usual books and manuscripts in Brian’s collection, relating many of them to his career as a writer, translator and editor. What a commingling will be seen as the Brothers Grimm rub shoulders with Charles Kingsley, or a tribute is paid to those Northumbrian figures of Thomas Bewick illustrating Mother Goose’s Melody and Joseph Ritson with his Gammer Gurton’s Garland.
You can also buy a copy of Brian’s exhibition catalogue, ‘A Lilliputian Miscellany: Bio-bibliographical Notes on a Collection’ on the Newcastle University Webstore.
published on: 25 May 2017