Puss in boots.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
[London] : George Routledge & Sons, [1874] ([London] : Edmund Evans, engraver and printer)
Description
8 leaves : col. ill. (wood engravings) ; 25 cm.

Details

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Publisher
Rare books genre
Printed wrappers (Binding). [Browse]
Series
Notes
  • 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."
Binding note
  • 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.
References
  • Masaki, T. Victorian popular picture bks., p. 557
  • Spencer, I. Walter Crane, p. 202
  • Massé, G.C.E. Walter Crane, p. 12
OCLC
1008425136
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