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Alan J. Horne Collection
University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Illustrators--Great Britain; Illustration of books--20th century--Great Britain; Pictures--Printing

Donated by Alan J. Horne. First donation made in 1990, second in 1993.

Monographs, pamphlets and serials by and about British illustrators of the 20th century. Some ephemeral items, e.g., exhibition and book dealers' catalogues, are rarely available elsewhere. Books on printing processes and types of illustrations. Collection is added to through gifts and purchases.


Approximately 3 500 items.

Bibliographic Access
One third of the collection has been catalogued. List of items in donor file.

Physical Access
The collection is open to the public with identification. For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: No.

Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
Collection used as a basis for Alan Horne. The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators. -- Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors Club, 1994.