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POTTER, Beatrix.

The Story of Miss Moppet.

Availability: In stock

Published: London & New York Frederick Warne and Co., 1906

Stock Code: 125950

£1,500
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition, first issue, with "London & New York" on rear cover. At the start of 1906, Potter planned three books in a panoramic form, with 14 pictures and 14 pages of text: The Story of Miss Moppet, The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit, and The Sly Old Cat, but only the first two were published. Issued for the 1906 Christmas market, the books were too easily damaged, so "the shops sensibly refused to stock them because they got unrolled and so bad to fold up again" Potter wrote (Linder, p. 183). The panoramic design was dropped and the books brought into line with the rest of the series in 1916.

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Description

Oblong duodecimo. Panorama mounted on pale green linen back, arranged in pairs with text on recto and illustration on facing verso, and folded concertina-style into the original blue cloth wallet-style case, with closing tab heightened with silver. Front cover lettered in dark blue and with a pictorial label.

Illustrations

With 14 colour illustrations by the author.

Condition

Cloth a little darkened, slight dampstaining, affecting a few pages, superficial split to paper. A very good copy of this notoriously fragile book, complete with the often missing closing tab.

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