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Alderson, Brian

Overview
Works: 288 works in 621 publications in 2 languages and 13,286 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  History  Fairy tales  Juvenile works  Nursery rhymes  Poetry  Exhibition catalogs  Folklore  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Contributor, Publishing director, Compiler, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1009.A1, 398.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Brian Alderson
Cakes and custard : children's rhymes by Brian Alderson( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of rhymes for young children, some old favorites, some obscure, some modern
The Helen Oxenbury nursery rhyme book by Helen Oxenbury( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of approximately sixty nursery rhymes, including a mixture of popular and lesser known rhymes
Children's books in England : five centuries of social life by F. J. Harvey Darton( Book )

24 editions published between 1960 and 1999 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van de vroege Engelse kinderliteratuur vanaf de middeleeuwse fabels tot het begin van de 20e eeuw
The treasures of childhood : books, toys, and games from the Opie collection by Iona Archibald Opie( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a social history of childhood through a collection of 20,000 rare books, comics, and other printed material, plus toys and games
The Arabian nights, or, Tales told by Sheherezade during a thousand nights and one night by Brian Alderson( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of stories from the "Arabian Nights," including those of Sinbad, Ali Baba, and Aladdin
Thumbelina by Brian Alderson( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tiny girl no bigger than a thumb is stolen by a great ugly toad and subsequently has many adventures and makes many animal friends, before finding the perfect mate in a warm and beautiful southern land
The swan's stories by H. C Andersen( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Andersen's stories, including "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Fir Tree, " and "The Money Pig."
Sing a song for sixpence : the English picture book tradition and Randolph Caldecott by Brian Alderson( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To commemorate the centenary of the death of the artist and illustrator Randolph Caldecott, Brian Alderson, noted historian of children's literature and children's book editor of The Times, has prepared for the British Library an exhibition designed to pay tribute to Caldecott's skills as a creator of picture books, which will run from October 1986. This book, incorporating a catalogue of the exhibition, with its many illustrations in colour and black and white, both demonstrates Caldecott's genius and provides a brief critical history of an important area of children's book publishing. Comedy, storytelling and graphic exuberance are all part of the great tradition of book illustration that runs from Hogarth and Rowlandson down to the present day, and Caldecott's special genius was to have embodied these qualities in the subjects he chose. Together with an appraisal of those who influenced Caldecott and the effect he had on later generations of illustrators, Brian Alderson explains the relationship between pictures and text, techniques (wood-cuts, wood-engraving, intaglio printing), the effect of industrialisation on the picture book and the subsequent development of book illustration
The pink fairy book by Andrew Lang( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of forty-one fairy tales from the folklore of Japan, Scandinavia, Sicily, Africa, and Spain
Three centuries of children's books in Europe by Bettina Hürlimann( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van het kinderboek vanuit cultuur-historisch en literair oogpunt
Ezra Jack Keats : artist and picture-book maker by Brian Alderson( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Be merry and wise : origins of children's book publishing in England, 1650-1850 by Brian Alderson( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The child as the audience for books in the English language is the subject of this bibliographical study, which had its origins in an exhibition held at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York. From this beginning, Felix de Marez Oyens and Brian Alderson have compiled Be Merry and Wise and shown how certain creative talents, driven by a sense of purpose, or a wish to make some money, attempted to appeal directly to children, and how the publishing industry came to realise that this audience might prove to constitute a profitable market."--Jacket
The water-babies by Charles Kingsley( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story follows Tom in his land-life as a climbing boy for a chimney-sweep and in his after-life as a water-baby, where he gains redemption from selfishness as well as from drudgery. On to this fantasy Kingsley grafts a series of digressions and comic asides, through which he comments on a range of contemporary issues. Kingsley ostensibly wrote The Water-Babies for his infant son, but its erratic flights of fancy are liable to take it beyond the immediate comprehension of adults and children alike. Often seen as an attack on the exploitation of child labour, it is rather a heterogeneous commentary on Kingsley's life and times. He writes with vibrant and humorous symbolism, fierce satire, and uninhibited imagination. This is the first edition to explore fully Kingsley's text, its variants, and its iconography, and to annotate the many references which enrich the story
A book of bosh : lyrics and prose of Edward Lear by Edward Lear( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1993 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christine's picture book by H. C Andersen( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Alderson Brian 1930-....

Alderson, Brian W.

Alderson, Brian W. 1930-

Alderson, Brian W. (Brian Wouldhave), 1930-

Alderson, Brian Wouldhave 1930-

Brian Alderson Author, translator, critic, and children's book historian

オルダーソン, ブライアン

Languages
English (177)

Italian (3)

Covers
Children's books in England : five centuries of social lifeThe treasures of childhood : books, toys, and games from the Opie collectionThe Arabian nights, or, Tales told by Sheherezade during a thousand nights and one nightThumbelinaThe swan's storiesEzra Jack Keats : artist and picture-book makerBe merry and wise : origins of children's book publishing in England, 1650-1850The water-babies