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Group Title: Walter Crane's picture books, re-issue
Title: Bluebeard
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 Material Information
Title: Bluebeard
Series Title: Walter Crane's picture books, re-issue
Alternate Title: Blue Beard
Physical Description: 8 leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Crane, Walter, 1845-1915
Crane, Walter, 1845-1915 ( Illustrator )
Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905 ( Engineer )
Armstrong, Helen Maitland, 1869-1948
Rives, Gwendolen Ella Rives Armstrong
Lane, John ( Publisher )
Donor: Egolf, Robert ( donor )
Publisher: John Lane
Place of Publication: London
New York
Publication Date: [between 1896 and 1902?]
 Subjects
Subject: Curiosity -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Obedience -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Murder -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Wealth -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Husband and wife -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Cruelty -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile poetry   ( lcsh )
Tales   ( lcsh )
Children's poetry, English   ( lcsh )
Publishers' advertisements -- 1899   ( rbgenr )
Children's poetry -- 1899   ( lcsh )
Folk tales -- 1899   ( rbgenr )
Bldn -- 1899
Genre: Publishers' advertisements   ( rbgenr )
Children's poetry
Folk tales   ( rbgenr )
poetry   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: England -- London
United States -- New York -- New York
 Notes
General Note: Poetry.
General Note: Cover title.
General Note: Illustrated by Walter Crane.
General Note: Lower date from date of publisher's presence in New York, cf. Osborne Coll., I,482; upper date from The United States catalog, 1902, p. 455.
General Note: Yellow stiff paper covers and illustrated endpapers.
General Note: Engraved & printed in colours by Edmund Evans.
General Note: Publisher's advertisements, back cover.
Funding: Dr. Robert L. Egolf Collection.
Statement of Responsibility: Walter Crane.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00085981
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 004216684
oclc - 47128354

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Frontispiece
        Frontispiece 1
        Frontispiece 2
    Bluebeard
        Page 1
        Page 2
        Page 3
        Page 4-5
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
    Back Matter
        Page 9
        Page 10
    Back Cover
        Page 11
        Page 12
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and yout sk,'.V go ag-ait! "
'O spare me, spare me! give me
time. nor kill me hastily !"
"You have a quarter of an hour,-
then, madam, you must die!"
"0 sister Anne, go up, go up, and
look out from the tower;
I 'in dead unless my brothers come
in a quarter of an hour!"
And Anne looked once, and Anne
looked twice, and nothing saw
abroad,
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up!" With many a sigh and moan,
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shouted still, "Come down!"
"0 sister Anne, look out, look out! and do
you nothing see ?"
" At last I see our brothers two come riding
hastily."
"Now spare me, Bluebeard.-spare thy
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descending on her head.
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they cut the murderer down,
And saved their sister's life, and gained
much glory and renown;
And then they all with gold and plate and
jewels rare made free,
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