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The Blue Beard picture book : containing Blue Beard, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the beanstalk, The Sleeping Beauty / with thirty-two pages of illustrations by Walter Crane ; printed in colours by Edmund Evans.

Walter Crane

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London (The Broadway, Ludgate) ; New York (416, Broome Street): George Routledge and Sons, [1875]

Physical Description

[1], 8, 8, 8, 8 leaves : chiefly col. ill. ; 25 cm.

General Note

Undated. Dated from the catalogue of the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, 1566-1910, cited below.
Each story has separate pagination.
Brown and black letterpress.
Colour wood-engraved throughout.
Printed on one side of the leaf only.


Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM1503832&R=1503832


Inscribed in black ink on front pastedown: Caroline Bertha Crawely from her Mother, Nov 27th 1879.

Binding Note

Case binding of blue pebble grain cloth over boards. Panel stamp (incorporating title and illustration) blocked in gold on upper cover and spine. Cover designed by Walter Crane.


Nursery rhymes
Children's books
Fairy tales


Walter Crane, illustrator
Edmund Evans, printer
George Routledge and Sons, publisher

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