Puss in Boots First Edition 1915

SKU: 107
$95.00Price

Description from Bauman Rare Books: (RICHARDS, Eugénie) PERRAULT, Charles. Puss in Boots. New York: Cupples & Leon, 1915. Folio (8 by 15 inches), original pictorial paper boards; pp.11.

 

First edition of this early 20th century version of Perrault’s beloved fairy tale, with four full-page, folio-size color illustrations and numerous in-text illustrations by Eugénie Richards, in original pictorial boards.

 

This 1915 adaptation of Puss in Boots features wonderful illustrations by Eugénie Richards. The soft, round lines and bright colors of Richard’s artwork make this version distinct, as it was geared specifically toward a child reader. Charles Perrault’s Puss in Boots first appeared in a handwritten and illustrated manuscript two years before its 1697 debut in a collection of eight fairy tales by Perrault called Histoires ou Contes du Temps Passé. The title character has been described as “the epitome of the educated bourgeois secretary who serves his master with complete devotion and diligence” (Zipes, 25). This work is part of the KiddieLand Series, which was published beginning in the second decade of the 20th century. Puss in Boots and Aladdin remain the two most collectible titles in the series due to the quality of their illustrations. 

 

Condition: Pencil markings on cover, some paper yellowing

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