Harper & Brothers begins publishing books for children with the Fairy Book Collection. James Harper enlists Joseph A. Adams to produce a book of eighty-one detailed woodcut engravings for the Fairy Book Collection, which anthologizes classic tales such as “Sleeping Beauty,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “Puss in Boots.” Reviewers hail the volume as a “specimen of art, equal to any thing of the kind ever seen in this or any other country.”