CRANE, Walter (illustrator). Puss In Boots. Walter Crane's Toy Books. New Series.
CRANE, Walter (illustrator). Puss In Boots. Walter Crane's Toy Books. New Series.
CRANE, Walter (illustrator). Puss In Boots. Walter Crane's Toy Books. New Series.

CRANE, Walter (illustrator). Puss In Boots. Walter Crane's Toy Books. New Series.

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CRANE, Walter (illustrator). Puss In Boots. Walter Crane's Toy Books. New Series. London; George Routledge & Sons. [1874].

Royal 8vo. Original glazed yellow pictorial card covers with publisher's advertisement to lower wrapper; pp. [16] including covers, with integral blanks; finely and exquisitely illustrated in xylography (woodblock colour printing) with 7 richly hued plates incorporating text panels including 1 fine double-page spread; a lovely clean copy with some light dusting and abrasion to spine fold, internally fresh boasting strikingly intense colours.
Very early edition, with Crane-designed Toy Books on the lower cover listed up to number 117 A, Applie Pie and other Sixpenny Toy Books to number 115 My New Alphabet. This indicates an 1875 printing. The first edition of Crane's Puss In Boots was published by Routledge in 1874.

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