The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Beatrix POTTER.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1902. FIRST PUBLISHED EDITION, and first colour plate edition. Text on p.51, line 1 "wept big tears," fourth printing onwards has "shed big tears." Sextodecimo (14 x 10cm), pp.86. Illustrated with twenty-seven coloured plates, pp.98. Publisher's dark grey paper-covered boards, illustration laid-down to upper, grey leaf-patterned endpapers. A presentable, used example with an endearing gift note and ownership to pastedown "A present from Nurse Fox Guy's Hospital", some marks/thumbing within, a couple of short edge tears, one section proud, binding rubbed to extremities, bumped at head, front inside joint cracked. Very good. An enchanting, landmark childrens book. Item #50519

Jane Quinby - Beatrix Potter [Item No.2] (Hodgkins, 1983).

Price: £4,000.00

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