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Fables and Fairy Tales. 0038B: Charles Perrault, Puss in Boots

Author: Perrault, Charles
Title: Walker's Tom Thumb's Little Library. Puss in boots
Cat. Number: 0038b
Date: No date but c.1850?
1st Edition:
Pub. Place: London?
Publisher: Walker's Tom Thumb's Little Library
Price: Unknown
Pages: 1 vol., 13pp. (uncut)
Size: 8.5 x 8.5 cm
Illustrations: Wood-cuts on outside front and back covers, plus nine further wood-cuts in text

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Page 001 of item 0038B

Introductory essay

Puss in Boots was first published in Charles Perrault's 1697 Histoires, ou contes du temps passé as 'Le Maistre Chat, ou le chat botté'. It first appeared in English in Robert Samber's 1729 translation, Histories of Past Times. The text which is to be found in this chapbook version, probably published some time in the mid-nineteenth century, is quite heavily abridged, but follows the standard narrative (unlike two of the Hockliffe Collection's other versions of the tale: 0038A and 0018).