POTTER, Beatrix.

Ginger and Pickles.

London & New York: Frederick Warne and Co., 1909 Stock Code: 109207
£4,000.00

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Notes

First edition, with the printed glassine jacket. The third of Potter's books to be printed in large format, Ginger and Pickles was worked up from an original manuscript given to Louie Warne, Harold Warne's daughter, as a Christmas gift in 1908. The story was based on the village shop in Sawrey, owned by John Taylor when Potter bought Hill Top farm, presenting Potter with a dilemma over the dedication: "In a way, it ought to be Louie's book, but she can look forward: I sometimes think old John Taylor is keeping alive to see this one printed. I should rather like to put his name in if you don't object?" In the event, old John was made the dedicatee but died before publication. The first two impressions are indistinguishable.

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Description

Small quarto. Original buff boards, titles to front cover and spine in green, pictorial label with illustration to front cover, illustrated endpapers. With the printed glassine jacket. Housed in a white cloth flat-backed folding case.

Illustrations

Frontispiece and 9 colour illustrations by the author.

Condition

Some light foxing to contents; an excellent, bright copy in the jacket with some minor chips to extremities.

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