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Young Research Library Department of Special Collections

The Charles E. Young Research Library Department of Special Collections houses and provides access to the UCLA Library’s central collection of rare books and manuscripts in the humanities, social sciences, visual arts, and other special materials. The Department's rare book holdings consist of some 333,000 volumes, while its non-book holdings comprise more than 30 million manuscripts, 5 million photographs and negatives, ephemera, maps, works of art, architectural drawings and models, and othe...



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by Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919; Denslow, W. W. (William Wallace), 1856-1915
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Publisher's green and red illustrated cloth over boards; illustrated endpapers. Plate detached
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Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Wizards
Orange silk over boards. Ex libris Archer Taylor. Gift of Archer Taylor
Topic: Nursery rhymes
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
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Special Collections copy 1 = Blue cloth over boards blocked in gold and black; upper board partially detached. Gift of Wilbur Jordan Smith. Printed and illustrated label, Paul Jordan Smith, on upper paste-down. 2 other printed labels on upper paste-down, indicating copy 1 is "second issue...with the frontispiece on verso of the half-title, and the first page of Contents printed on the verso of the leaf of Preface." Special Collections copy 2 = Blue cloth over boards blocked in gold...
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Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Mississippi River -- Juvenile literature, Missouri -- Juvenile literature
California Digital Library
by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888; Alcott, May, 1840-1879; Billings, Hammatt, 1818-1874; Andrew, John, 1815-1875
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Blanck. Bib. of Amer. lit.
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Topics: Family, Young women -- Conduct of life
Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Rejón de Silva, Diego Antonio, 1740-1796; Trichet du Fresne, Raphael, 1611-1661; Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472. De pictura. Spanish
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"Vida de Leon Bautista Alberti, por Rafael du Fresne": p. 183-196
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
California Digital Library
by Dalziel, Edward, 1817-1905; Dalziel, George, 1815-1902
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Publisher's peach wrappers, printed in red, blue, and black
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Topic: Conduct of life
California Digital Library
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Spec. Coll. copy 1: Green cloth over boards, blocked in gold and black, in case. Ex libris Olive Percival. Gift of Jo Swerling
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Topics: Adventure and adventurers, Mississippi River -- Juvenile literature, Missouri -- Juvenile literature
Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
by Burlingham, Cynthia, 1955-; Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts; University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
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"This catalogue was published in conjunction with an exhibition held at UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, April 16 through June 29, 1997"--Verso t.p
Topic: Illustrated children's books
California Digital Library
by Crane, Thomas, b. 1843?; Houghton, Ellen Elizabeth, 1853-1922
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Osborne Coll.
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Topics: Poetry of places, France -- Description and travel Juvenile literature
Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Rigaud, J. F. (John Francis), 1742-1810; Brown, John William
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"The life of Leonardo da Vinci": p. [xiii]-lxxxviii
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
California Digital Library
by Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896
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Publisher's green printed wrappers. Purchase, Robert Allen Books, 1990
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Topics: Master and servant, Slavery, Christian life
Publisher's buff printed wrappers. Laid in blue case with 1830 edition and with dealer's description
Topics: Children's poetry, Children -- Conduct of life
Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
by Rubens, Peter Paul, Sir, 1577-1640; Aveline, Pierre-Alexandre, ca. 1710-1760; Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519. Trattato della pittura. Selections
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Attributed to Rubens. Steinitz includes this work in her bibliography, because this part of it incorporates 8 plates from the Trattato and also quotes and/or paraphrases from some of Leonardo's chapters (all with clear references to the origins). Cf. Steinitz, p. 169-170
Topics: Human figure in art, Anatomy, Artistic, Proportion (Art)
California Digital Library
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Red cloth over boards blocked in blind and gold
Topics: Young women -- Conduct of life, Girls -- Conduct of life
California Digital Library
by Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703
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Publisher's printed yellow wrappers, printed in red and black; wood-engraved vignette on upper wrapper
California Digital Library
by Crane, Walter, 1845-1915; Gilbert, John, Sir, 1817-1897; McConnell, William, 1833-1867; Tenniel, John, Sir, 1820-1914; Weir, Harrison, 1824-1906; Zwecker, Johann Baptist, 1814-1874
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Osborne Coll.
Topic: Children's songs
California Digital Library
by Bennett, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1829-1867
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Osborne Coll.
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Topic: Cats
California Digital Library
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Publisher's yellow wrappers, printed in red and blue; publisher's advertisement on lower wrapper
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Topic: Chickens
California Digital Library
by Very, Lydia L. A. (Lydia Louisa Anna), 1823-1901; Grimm, Jacob, 1785-1863
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[16] p. : 18 cm
Topic: Folklore -- Germany
UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research
by Kenny, Robert Walker, 1901- interviewee; Nunis, Doyce Blackman, interviewer; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program
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Transcript of a nine-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program
Topics: Kenny, Robert Walker, 1901-, Democratic Party (Calif.), United States. Congress. House. Committee...
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Armstrong, Margaret, 1867-1944, University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special...
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by Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896
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Orange cloth over boards blocked in black, green and red
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Topic: Slavery -- United States
UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research
by Hayek, Friedrich A. von (Friedrich August), 1899-1992, interviewee; Craver, Earlene, interviewer; Pacific Academy of Advanced Studies; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program
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Transcript of a 15.25-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program and the Pacific Academy of Advanced Studies
Topics: Hayek, Friedrich A. von (Friedrich August), 1899-1992, Hayek, Friedrich A. von (Friedrich August),...
California Digital Library
by Dalziel, Edward, 1817-1905; Dalziel, George, 1815-1902
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The farm yard alphabet -- Tom Thumb's alphabet -- The child's book of trades -- Little stories for good children
Topics: Gift books, Illustrated children's books, Children's stories, English
California Digital Library
by Clifford W. K., Mrs., d. 1929; Stanley, Dorothy, Lady, d. 1926
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Publisher's beige cloth over boards, blocked in brown
Topics: Conduct of life, Children's stories, English
California Digital Library
by Prideaux, William Francis, 1840-1914
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Notes: [1]-14, followed by 3 pages facsimile of publisher's advertisements from 1791 edition
Topic: Nursery rhymes
California Digital Library
by Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924; Birch, Reginald Bathurst, 1856-1943
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Osborne Coll.
Topics: Altruism, Conduct of life, Family, Grandparent and child
California Digital Library
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Special Collections copy 1 = Green cloth over boards blocked in black, gold, and blind. Ex libris C.K. Odgen. Inscription in ink, dated Christmas 1877, on verso of frontispiece
Topics: Horses, Horses -- Legends and stories
California Digital Library
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Publisher's yellow wrappers, printed in red, green, and black; publisher's advertisement on lower wrapper
California Digital Library
by James, T. H., Mrs
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No. 11 in a collection of sixteen, in two slipcases. [Japanese fairy tale collection]
Topics: Hares -- Japan, Deception, Folklore -- Japan
Moon, M. Harris
Topics: Nursery rhymes, Dogs
UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research
by Corita, 1918-1986; Galm, Bernard; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program
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Transcript of a four-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program
Topics: Corita, 1918-1986, Immaculate Heart College (Los Angeles, Calif.), Serigraphers, Women artists,...
Imperfect copy: p. 25-72 wanting
Topic: Readers (Primary)
California Digital Library
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No. 1 in a collection of sixteen, in two slipcases. [Japanese fairy tale collection]
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Topics: Wealth, Devil, Folklore -- Japan
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by Sewell, Anna, 1820-1878
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Publisher's quarter red cloth and printed green paper over boards, printed in black and green; illustrated upper board; publisher's advertisement on lower board; edges sprinkled in red
Topic: Horses
California Digital Library
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Publisher's printed yellow wrapper; illustrated upper wrapper, printed in black and red. Re-sewn
Topic: Foxes
UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research
by Johnson, George P., 1885-1977, interviewee; Dixon, Elizabeth I., interviewer; Tusler, Adelaide G., interviewer; Johnson, George P. Paul Robeson; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program
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Transcript of a 13.5-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program
Topics: Johnson, George P., 1885-1977, Universal Pictures Company, African American actors, African...
Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Manzi, Guglielmo, 1734-1821; De Rossi, Giovanni Gherardo, 1754-1827
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Dedication signed: Guglielmo Manzi
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
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by Lawson, Lizzie; Mack, Robert Ellice
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Dust jacket; quarter green linen and green illustrated paper inscription dated Christmas, 1886
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California Digital Library
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Rosenbach, A.S.W. Children's books
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Topics: Children, Children -- Death Religious aspects Christianity, Christian biography, Christian life
California Digital Library
by Leighton, John, 1822-1912
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Gumuchian
Topics: Alphabets, English wit and humor, Pictorial, Wit and humor, Juvenile
California Digital Library
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Evans
Topics: Children, Children -- Death Religious aspects Christianity, Christian biography, Christian life
California Digital Library
by Coybee, Eden; Benson, Nellie; Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905
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Gumuchian
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Hugo, T, Bewick
Topic: Children's songs
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by De Morgan, Mary; Crane, Walter, 1845-1915; Swain, Joseph, 1820-1909
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The necklace of Princess Fiorimonde -- The wanderings of Arasmon -- The heart of Princess Joan -- The pedlar's pack -- The bread of discontent -- The three clever kings -- The wise princess
Topic: Conduct of life
California Digital Library
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Red printed wrappers; woodcut alphabet printed on inner wrappers
Topics: Animals, Alphabet
Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
by Buckler, Caroline; Calder, William M. (William Musgrave), 1932-; Huss, Bernhard
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Friedländer, Paul, 1882-1968, Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Ulrich von, 1848-1931
UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research
by Seeger, Charles, 1886-1979; Tusler, Adelaide G., interviewer; Schuursma, Ann Briegleb, 1934- interviewer; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program
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Transcript of a 17-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program
Topics: Seeger, Charles, 1886-1979, Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975, Cowell, Henry, 1897-1965, Hood, Mantle,...
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by Mabel, [pseud.]; Lambert, George
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Publisher's chromolithographed illustrated paper over boards
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Topics: Sunflowers, Conduct of life
Mottled calf over boards; in case
Topics: Fables, Folklore, Animals
UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research
by Sheets, Millard, 1907- interviewee; Goodwin, George M., interviewer; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program
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Transcript of a 16-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program
Topics: Sheets, Millard, 1907-, California Institute of the Arts, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles County...
Osborne Coll.
Topics: Inheritance and succession, Ballads, English
UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research
by Zeitlin, Jake, 1902-; Gardner, Joel, interviewer; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program
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Transcript of a 22-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program
Topics: Zeitlin, Jake, 1902-, Bixby Smith, Sarah, 1871-1935, Armitage, Merle, 1893-1975, Ritchie, Ward,...
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by Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703
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Unable to feed his seven sons, a poor woodcutter decides to leave them in the forest to die but Hop o' my Thumb, the youngest and smallest, finds a way to rescue his brothers, defeat an ogre, and gain a fortune
Topics: Filicide, Giants
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by Cooke, Flora J. (Flora Juliette), 1864-1953
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Quarter brown cloth and buff printed paper over boards
Topics: Children's stories, Mythology, Nature stories
California Digital Library
by Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888
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NUC Pre-1956
Topic: Jinn
Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Rejón de Silva, Diego Antonio, 1740-1796; Trichet du Fresne, Raphael, 1611-1661; Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472. De pictura. Spanish
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"Vida de Leon Bautista Alberti, por Rafael du Fresne": p. 183-194
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
California Digital Library
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Osborne Coll.
Topics: Children's stories, Coloring books
California Digital Library
by Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888
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The frost king, or, The power of love -- Eva's visit to fairy-land -- The flower's lesson -- Lily-Bell and Thistledown -- Little Bud -- Clover-Blossom -- Little Annie's dream, or, The fairy flower -- Ripple, the water-spirit -- Fairy song
Topics: Conduct of life, Fairies
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by Collodi, Carlo, 1826-1890
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White cloth over boards blocked in blue
Topics: Fantasy, Puppets, Children's stories, Italian
California Digital Library
by Glasgow, Geraldine
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Quarter green linen and illustrated paper over boards. Several pages lacking
Topics: Children's stories, Conduct of life
California Digital Library
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Publisher's printed, chromoxylographed illustrated wrappers; publisher's advertisement on lower wrapper
Topic: Birds
UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research
by Maltz, Albert, 1908-1985, interviewee; Gardner, Joel, interviewer; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program
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Transcript of a 36-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program
Topics: Maltz, Albert, 1908-1985, Lawson, John Howard, 1894-1977, Trumbo, Dalton, 1905-1976, Dmytryk,...
California Digital Library
by Aulnoy, Madame d' (Marie-Catherine), 1650 or 51-1705; Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703
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[v. 1] Prince Desire and Princess Mignonetta -- The beneficent frog / Madame d'Aulnoy -- Blanch and Vermilion -- Toads and diamonds / Charles Perrault -- Graciosa and Percinet / Madame d'Aulnoy -- The Princess Maia / Madame d'Aulnoy -- [v. 2] The white cat -- The master cat, or, Puss in Boots -- Babiola -- Prince Cherry -- [v. 3] Princess Rosetta / Madame d'Aulnoy -- Little Red Riding-Hood / Charles Perrault -- The sleeping beauty in the wood / Charles Perrault -- The fair one with the golden...
( 2 reviews )
UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research
by May, Cliff, interviewee; Laskey, Marlene L., interviewer; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program
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Transcript of a 6.5-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program
Topics: May, Cliff, Building designers, Ranch houses, Architecture, Domestic
California Digital Library
by Corner, John
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Ali Baba, or, The forty thieves -- The babes in the woods -- Cinderella, or, The little glass-slipper -- Jack and the bean-stalk -- Jack the giant-killer -- Little red riding-hood -- Puss in boots -- Robin Hood -- The three bears -- Tom Thumb -- Whittington and his cat
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Topic: Fairy tales
UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research
by Feuchtwanger, Marta, interviewee; Weschler, Lawrence, interviewer; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program
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Transcript of a 50-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program
Topics: Feuchtwanger, Marta, Feuchtwanger, Lion, 1884-1958, Bauhaus, Refugees, Jewish, Jews, World War,...
California Digital Library
by Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875; Dulcken, H. W. (Henry William), 1832-1894; Bayes, Alfred Walter, 1832-1909; Dalziel, Edward, 1817-1905; Dalziel, George, 1815-1902
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Osborne Coll.
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Topic: Children's stories, Danish
California Digital Library
by Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875
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Publisher's violet sand-grain cloth over boards, blocked in gold and blind
Topic: Children's stories, Danish
California Digital Library
by Planché, J. R. (James Robinson), 1796-1880; Corbould, Edward Henry, 1815-1905; Godwin, James, d. 1876; Harvey, William, 1796-1866; Dalziel, Edward, 1817-1905; Dalziel, George, 1815-1902; Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703
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NUC pre-1956
Topic: Fairy tales
California Digital Library
by Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of, 1694-1773; Trusler, John, 1735-1820; Gregory, John, 1724-1773
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Gulick, S.L. Chesterfield bib.
Topics: Courtesy, Etiquette, Young men -- Conduct of life, Young women -- Conduct of life
UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research
by Falkenstein, Claire, 1908- interviewee; Rogers, Marjorie, interviewer; University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program
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Transcript of a 13.5-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Oral History Program
Topics: Falkenstein, Claire, 1908-, Robles, Esther, St. Basil's Church (Los Angeles, Calif.), Sculptors,...
The Broken vase -- Little Bertram -- Elm Tree Hall -- Belleville School -- Honest poverty -- Integrity, and its reward
Topics: Conduct of life, Children -- Conduct of life, Children's stories
California Digital Library
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NUC pre-1956
Topics: Nursery rhymes, Hieroglyphics