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One of six plates for "Hop-O'My-Thumb and the Seven-League Boots," the first of four books in the series, "George Cruikshank's Fairy Library." Cruikshank edited the text--imbuing the tale with his Temperance beliefs--and designed and etched illustrations for each book in his "Fairy Library." The three other books in the series are: "The History of Jack and the Bean-stalk" (David Bogue, 1854), "Cinderella and the Glass Slipper" (David Bogue, 1854, see 1989.21.1943A), and "Puss in Boots" (Routledge, Warne & Routledge and F. Arnold, 1864). Catalogue Raisonne: Reid 5032; Douglas 263; Cohn 196 Inscription: Recto, in plate, "George Cruikshank" at c. of lower edge