Townend chapbooks

I’m pleased to announce that the collection of chapbooks from Townend in Cumbria are now ‘live’ in the Rylands Collection.  Chapbooks are cheaply produced booklets, usually printed on a single sheet folded into books of 8, 12, 16 and 24 pages, often illustrated with simple woodcuts.  This collection of chapbooks include religious tracts, poetry, songs, almanacs, folk stories and shortened versions of classic literature.


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