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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.

    Ewing, John C. Brash and Reid, Booksellers in Glasgow, and Their Collection of Poetry, 0riginal 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." In Alisoun Gardner-Medwin and Janet Hadley Williams, eds. A Day Estival. 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 Chapbook Literature of Last Century, Classified. 3 vols. 1877-78. Detroit: Singing Tree Press, 1968.

    McNaughtan, Adam. "A Century of Saltmarket Literature, 1790-1890." In Peter Isaac, ed. Six Centuries of the Provincial Booktrade in Britain. Winchester: St. Paul's, 1990, 165-180.

    Morris, John. "Scottish Ballads and Chapbooks." In Peter Isaac and Barry McKay, eds. Images and Texts: Their Production and Distribution in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliobgraphies; 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.

    Ratcliffe, F. W. "Chapbooks with Scottish Imprints in the Robert White Collection, the University Library, Newcatle-upon-Tyne." 4 (1964): 87-174.

    Roscoe, S. & 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." In Joachim Schwend, Suzanne Hagemann, and Hermann Valkel, eds. Literatur im Kontext [Literature in Context]. 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. Cambridge, MA: 1905. Repr. Detroit, 1968.

    Weiss, Harry B. A Catalogue of the Chapbooks in the New York Public Library. New York, 1936. Repr. with revisions from Bulletin of the New York Public Library January, March, October, 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, & 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. Repr. with an introduction by Leslie Shepard, Detroit: Singing Tree Press, 1968.

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