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Cecily Parsley’s Nursery Rhymes.
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POTTER, Beatrix.

Cecily Parsley’s Nursery Rhymes.

Published: London: Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd., [1922]

Stock code: 109201

Price: £3,000

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First edition, first impression. This compilation of rhymes was a sequel of sorts to Appley Dapply, and was the last book of the series issued in the small format. Beatrix Potter used earlier paintings of her neighbour’s guinea pigs which were recopied for this book.

Sextodecimo. Original red paper-covered boards, titles to spine and front board in white, pictorial label to front board, pictorial endpapers. With the printed glassine jacket. Housed in an orange flat-backed folding case. With frontispiece and 14 illustrations by the author. Gathering dried and cracked at pp. 25-8; a bright copy in the superb jacket.

Bibliography: Linder, p. 430; Quinby 26.

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