Sleeping Beauty in Bluebeard's Picture Book, 1898 ed., by Walter Crane, RWS (1845-1915). Engraved and printed in colour by Edmund Evans. This double-page spread not only introduces the story but also encapsulates it, with the hardy young princes's fight through the forest to reach the sleeping princess.

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Bluebeard's Picture Book. Reissue. London & New York: John Lane, the Bodley Head, 1898. Internet Archive version of a copy in the Smithsonian Libraries. Web. 8 June 2021.

Created 7 June 2021