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Toy Books

Percy Cruikshank (British, active 19th century)
Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans (British, Southwark, London 1826–1905 Ventnor, Isle of Wight)
Routledge, Warne & Routledge (London)
George Routledge & Co. (London and New York)
Dean & Son (London)
Darton and Company (London)
Read and Company (London)
second half 19th century
Illustrations: woodcut, printed in color and hand colored; lithography and color lithography
9 11/16 x 6 7/8 x 1 9/16 in. (24.6 x 17.5 x 3.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, 1970
Accession Number:
Not on view
Beauty and the Beast, Lion and the Unicorn, Tom Thumb's Alphabet, Three Little Kittens, Jack and the Bean Stalk, Jack the Giant Killer, Aladdin, The Three Wishes, Whittington and His Cat, The Three Bears, The Dogs' Dinner Party...

The Babes in the Wood, Little Red Riding Hood, The Little Old Woman Who Found a Silver Penny, Punch and Judy, King Donkey's Doings, Cock Robin and Jenny Wren, Cinderella, Aladdin, The Three Wishes

Lincoln Kirstein; Donor: Lincoln Kirstein (American)
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