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Printed images in Bodleian collections: Opie

A guide describing some of the notable collections of picture prints and illustrations in Bodleian Library collections, with information about catalogue resources.

About the Collection

Donated by Iona (1923- ) and Peter Mason (1918-1982) Opie, the Opie Collection is a collection of works written or published for children, or related to children's literature, mainly British, and totalling c. 20,000 items, put together from the mid 1940s to the early 1980s as a private research resource, rich in terms of rarity and deep in terms of quantity of variant editions, ranging in date from the 16th to the 20th century, including c. 800 18th century books.

The collection includes many Illustrated books.

Access Information

Please see the finding aids for the Opie Collection and search for titles in the online catalogue SOLO.

Opie Image