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Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books
Toronto Public Library, Lillian H. Smith branch, 239 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1R5
The Toronto Public Library maintains this collection of more than 80,000 "rare and notable" children's books. Books "are classified in three parts: the Osborne Collection of books published to the end of 1910; the Lillian H. Smith Collection of modern notable titles; and the Canadiana Collection of materials written, published, or substantially related to Canada," the website says. "Each of these collections includes book-related art, literary archives, games and ephemera."