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Appley Dapply’s Nursery Rhymes.
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POTTER, Beatrix.

Appley Dapply’s Nursery Rhymes.

Published: London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1917

Stock code: 109206

Price: £2,750

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First edition, first impression. One of the last letters Potter wrote to Norman Warne was about this book, but the project was laid aside with his death. Fruing Warne was pressing Potter for another book, and this compilation, rather than an original work, was agreed upon. The frontispiece was initially prepared for Hildesheimer & Faulkner in 1894.

Sextodecimo. Original green boards, titles to front cover and spine in dark green, illustrated label to front cover, pictorial endpapers. With the original printed glassine jacket. Housed in a custom green calf solander box. With frontispiece and 14 illustrations by the author. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Tips a little worn; an excellent copy in the jacket with some chips to spine panel and some nicks to panels.

Bibliography: Linder, p. 430; Quinby 23.

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