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COLLECTION — Volume: 1 Identifier: MS Eng 1189

Hilaire Belloc manuscripts and proofs for Cautionary tales


Autograph manuscript and proofs for first edition of English poet Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary tales.


  • 1907

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.16 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes autograph manuscript and proofs for first edition of Cautionary tales as well as autograph manuscript drafts and page proofs with autograph revisions. Also includes proofs of Lord Basil Blackwood's illustrations for Cautionary Tales.

Biographical / Historical

Belloc was an English poet and author.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

62M-170. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund; received: 1963 February 14.

Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953. Hilaire Belloc manuscripts and proofs for Cautionary tales, 1907: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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