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The Pair of Boots
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design known as the Pair of Boots. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

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1873

As far as I know this design first appears as 'Flacon' (bottle) in 'Die Praxis Des Kindergartens' by Auguste Koehler, which was published by Herman Bohlau in Weimar in 1873.

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This slightly more sophisticated second version first appears in the revised version of 'Der Kindergarten' by Hermann Goldammer which was published by Carl Babel in Berlin in 1874.

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This second version of the design also appears:

In 'The Kindergarten Principle' by Mary J Lyschinska, whicjh was published in London in 1880 by Wm Isbister Ltd.

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In part two of 'The Kindergarten Guide' by Maria Kraus Boelte and John Kraus, which was probably first published by E. Steiger and Company in New York in 1882.

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In 'Die Frobelschen Beschaftigungen: Das Falten' by Marie Muller-Wunderlich, which was published by Friedrich Brandstetter in Leipzig in 1900.

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