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Object ID 001394

Object Name Puss In Boots and Other Fairy Tales

Object Desc Hardcover childrens book about Puss in Boots. Illustrations inside.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001171

Alternate ID

General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Cabinet 1, Shelf 9

Object Date 1922

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords books,children's books,Puss in Boots,fairy tales,Saalfield Publishing Co.,hardcover books,illustrated books,

Title Puss In Boots and Other Fairy Tales




Description / Abstract "Master Cat; or, The Booted Cat" (Italian: Il gatto con gli stivali; French: Le Maître Chat, ou Le Chat Botté), commonly known in English as "Puss in Boots", is an Italian-French literary fairy tale about a cat who uses trickery and deceit to gain power, wealth, and the hand of a princess in marriage for his penniless and low-born master.

Physical Description Green hardcover book with image of Puss in Boots consoling his crying master. The title of the book is printed in maroon font above the cover image. Saalfield Publishing Co. mark in the lower right corner. 9.5'' x 7.5''

Author Giovanni Francesco Straparola

Author Details Giovanni Francesco "Gianfrancesco" Straparola (c. 1480 – c. 1557) was an Italian writer and fairy tale collector from Caravaggio, Italy. He has been termed the progenitor of the literary form of the fairy tale.[1] Charles Perrault borrowed most of his stories from Giovanni Francesco Straparola and Giambattista Basile.





Publisher Saalfield Publishing Co.

Publisher Details The Saalfield Publishing Company published children's books and other products from 1900 to 1977. It was once one of the largest publishers of children's materials in the world. The company was founded in 1900 in Akron, Ohio, by Arthur J. Saalfield who had come to take charge of the Werner Company's publishing department. During its flourishing, the company published the works of authors including Louisa May Alcott, Horatio Alger, P. T. Barnum, Daniel Defoe, Colonel George Durston, Laura Lee Hope, Herman Melville, Dr. Seuss, Anna Sewell, Shirley Temple, Johanna Spyri, Mark Twain, Johann Rudolf Wyss, and Robert Sidney Bowen.

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Image Caption CMY1171



Date FEB 5,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Edgewear throughout on both covers. Multiple scratches and marks on front and back covers, spine feels worn. Pages have yellowed considerably, weakly attached to the spine.


Date FEB 5,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 5,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 18 from Room 1, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 13,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 9 from Room 1, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin