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Puss in boots.
[London] : George Routledge & Sons,  ([London] : Edmund Evans, engraver and printer)
8 leaves : col. ill. (wood engravings) ; 25 cm.
Children's poetry, English
Puss in Boots (Tale)
Crane, Walter, 1845-1915
Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905
George Routledge and Sons
Rare books genre
Printed wrappers (Binding).
Routledge's new sixpenny toy books ; 108
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Walter Crane's toy books. New series
Date from Spencer and Masaki, who notes a second printing in 1880; (Massé suggests a date of [1873?]).
Title, publisher, and series from cover; printer appears on back wrapper (lacking on Cotsen ed).
4 chromoxylograph bifolia, printed on one side only, with letterpress text inset into boxes on upper or lower corners of pages; leaves 1 and 8 pasted down to inside wrappers.
Illustrations: 8 chromoxylographs, signed with Crane's glyph.
In verse, beginning, "A miller lay dying ; he made his last will; / He left his three sons his cat, ass, and mill."
Pub. yellow wrappers with chromoxylograph design by Crane on upper wrapper in green, red, and black, and cover title set into a centered box; Crane's series design is repeated on 12 (of 13) other toy books in this vol. with different individual titles.
Cotsen copy: 13 other Crane toy book titles (12 in the order issued, from "My Mother" to "Sleeping Beauty"), bound together in later bright blue cloth boards with the lower wrapper of each toy book removed during rebinding.
Masaki, T. Victorian popular picture bks., p. 557
Spencer, I. Walter Crane, p. 202
Massé, G.C.E. Walter Crane, p. 12