Jack brings the Giant prisoner to King Alfred

George Cruikshank



14 x 10.4 cm vignetted

Facing p. 30 for "Jack and the Bean-stalk" in George Cruikshank's Fairy Library, Part Two (1865) with illustrations by George Cruikshank.

The story was originally issued in a thirty-two page, paperback format, 18 cm high by 13 cm wide, with six engravings, number ten in the series, drawn and etched by Cruikshank, in 1854. This plate is unusual in that the artist has incorporated his signature into the side of the staircase, right: "Designed & etched by George Cruikshank."

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Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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