Frontispiece: "The Father proposes to lose the Children!!!"

George Cruikshank, 1792-1878



15.1 x 11.4 cm

Facing title-page in George Cruikshank's Fairy Library (1865) with illustrations by George Cruikshank.

George Cruikshank's Fairy Library consists of four short stories published individually in 1853: "Hop-o' My-Thumb," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Cinderella," and "Puss in Boots." Cruikshank was already a distinguished caricaturist and illustrator of books for both children and adults when he produced this work.

  • Title-page and frontispiece
  • Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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