Scottish Literature Digital Projects

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Acknowledgments

Selected Resources about Chapbooks

Online Catalogues

Print Resources

  • Ashton, John. Chap-Books of the Eighteenth Century, with Facsimiles, Notes and Introduction. London: Chatto and Windus, 1882.
  • Bland, D. S. Chapbooks and Garlands in the Robert White Collection. King’s College Library Publications 3. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1956.
  • Cowan, Edward J., and Mike Patterson. Folk in Print: Scotland’s Chapbook Heritage, 1750–1850. Edinburgh: John Donald, 2007.
  • Ewing, John C. Brash and Reid, Booksellers in Glasgow, and Their Collection of Poetry, Original and Selected. Glasgow: Printed by Robert Maclehose, 1934. “Privately reprinted” from Records of the Glasgow Bibliographical Society.
  • Fenton, Alexander. “The People Below: Dougal Graham’s Chapbooks as a Mirror of the Lower Classes in Eighteenth-Century Scotland.” A Day Estival. Ed. Alisoun Gardner-Medwin and Janet Hadley Williams. Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 1990. 69–80.
  • Ferguson, R. S. “Chapbooks in the Library of the Society of Antiquaries.” Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries. 2.15 (1894).
  • Harvey, William. Scottish Chapbook Literature. Paisley: Alexander Gardner, 1903.
  • John Cheap, the Chapman’s Library: The Scottish Chap Literature of Last Century, Classified. 3 vols. 1877–78. Detroit: Singing Tree Press, 1968.
  • McNaughtan, Adam. “A Century of Saltmarket Literature, 1790–1890.” Six Centuries of the Provincial Book Trade in Britain. Ed. Peter Isaac. Winchester: St. Paul’s, 1990. 165–180.
  • Morris, John. “Scottish Ballads and Chapbooks.” Images and Texts: Their Production and Distribution in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Ed. Peter Isaac and Barry McKay. Winchester: St. Paul’s Bibliographies; New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll, 1997. 89–111.
  • National Library of Scotland Catalogue of the Lauriston Castle Chapbooks. Boston, MA: 1964.
  • Neuburg, Victor E. Chapbooks: A Guide to Reference Material on English, Scottish and American Chapbook Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. 1964. 2nd ed. London: Woburn Press, 1972.
  • ---. The Penny Histories: A Study of Chapbooks for Young Readers over Two Centuries. London, 1968.
  • ---. Popular Literature: A History and Guide. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1977.
  • Preston, Cathy L., and Michael J. Preston, eds. The Other Print Tradition: Essays on Chapbooks, Broadsides, and Related Ephemera. New York: Routledge, 1995.
  • Ratcliffe, F. W. “Chapbooks with Scottish Imprints in the Robert White Collection, the University Library, Newcatle-upon-Tyne.” The Bibliotheck 4 (1964): 87–174.
  • Roscoe, S., and R. A. Brimmell. James Lumsden & Son of Glasgow: Their Juvenile Books and Chapbooks. Pinner, England: Private Libraries Association, 1981.
  • Roy, G. Ross. “The Brash and Reid Editions of ‘Tam o’ Shanter.’ Burns Chronicle 98 (1989): 38–44.
  • ---. “Robert Burns and the Brash and Reid Chapbooks of Glasgow.” Literatur im Kontext [Literature in Context]. Ed. Joachim Schwend, Suzanne Hagemann, and Hermann Valkel. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1992. 53–67.
  • ---. “Some Notes on Scottish Chapbooks.” Scottish Literary Journal 1 (1974): 50–60.
  • Smith, Robert. “Poets and Peddlars.” Aberdeen Leopard 150 (July 1990): 18–19.
  • Tillinghast, William H. Catalogue of English and American Chapbooks and Broadside Ballads in Harvard College Library. 1905. Detroit, 1968.
  • Weiss, Harry B. A Catalogue of the Chapbooks in the New York Public Library. New York: 1936. Revisions from Bulletin of the New York Public Library Jan., Mar., and Oct. 1935.
  • ---. American Chapbooks. Trenton, NJ: Privately printed, 1938.
  • ---. A Book About Chapbooks: The People’s Literature of Bygone Times. Trenton, NJ: Privately printed, 1942.
  • Welsh, Charles, and William H. Tillinghast. Catalogue of English and American Chapbooks and Broadside Ballads in Harvard College Library. Library of Harvard University Bibliographical Contributions 56. Cambridge, MA: 1905. Intro. Leslie Shepard. Detroit: Singing Tree Press, 1968.
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