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The Roger and Marlene Peattie Collection
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Queen Elizabeth II Library

Pre-Raphaelite Literature, Victorian Illustrated books, Victorian Literature.

Donated to Memorial University Libraries in 2000 by Roger and Marlene Peattie.

The Pre-Raphaelite collection contains many first editions, including works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, William Michael Rossetti, Maria Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, Ford Madox Brown and Edward Burne-Jones, as well as primary works from other authors, illustrators and designers of the period, including William Morris, Algernon Swinburne and John Ruskin. In addition, the collection holds many association copies, special editions and reprints, exhibition, auction and booksellers' catalogues; memoirs of the Pre-Raphaelite's associates and affiliates; the books and periodicals to which the Pre-Raphaelites contributed illustrations; and numerous secondary books on the far-reaching manifestations of the movement in literature, painting, sculpture, illustrations, photography and design. Among the collection's Victorian illustrated books are fine and well-known examples of colour-printed books for children, including those designed by Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenway, and printed by Edmund Evans. As well, the collection contains some of the most sumptuous colour-printed books of the period, often issued in equally lavish bindings. Among these are books designed or illustrated by Henry Shaw, Henry Noel Humphreys, Owen Jones and William and George Audsley, Birket Foster, Laurence Houseman and Beatrix Potter, to name a few.

English language material predominates in the collection.

3,000 monographs, periodicals, special editions and reprints, and exhibition, auction and booksellers' catalogues.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued and searchable via Memorial University Libraries catalogue:

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

Interlibrary Loan: No

Reprography: Yes

Reference Assistance: Yes

Publications Describing Collection
Pictures & Patterns (exhibition catalogue),318A virtual exhibition of nineteenth century trade bindings from the collection can be viewed on Memorial University’s Digital Archive