The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin. Beatrix POTTER.

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.

New York, NY: Frederick Warne and Co., no date [circa 1911]. [Children's Illustrated]. EARLY US EDITION. Sextodecimo (14 x 11cm), pp.85; [1]. With a chromolithographic illustration by the author facing every page of text. Endpapers match plate X in Quinby; publisher's address listed as 12 East 33d Street; copyright 1903. Publisher's grey paper-covered boards with white titles and a circular chromolithographic illustration laid onto upper board. One gather standing a little proud. Some wear to board edges and joints; head and tail of spine a little pulled. A small brown spot to lower left corner of upper board. Very good. Potter's second-published book for children (1903), following Peter Rabbit (1902). It charts a classic course of Hubris, followed by sudden and inevitable Nemesis, with a little twist at the end to avoid the necessity of describing the flaying and evisceration of the protagonist. An example not listed in Quinby, chronologically somewhere between 5B and 5C, most likely 1911 considering the endpapers. Item #50618

Quinby 5.

Price: £150.00

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