The Tailor of Gloucester.London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1903 Stock Code: 118305
Deluxe issueFirst trade edition, deluxe issue in art fabric, first issue with single-page endpapers. Only this work and The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin were issued in the present patterned cloth, provided by Beatrix Potter's grandfather's calico printing factory in Manchester, at her request. The art fabric binding, which Potter referred to as "a flowered lavender chintz, very pretty" has vellum labels used for the title and author's name, as it was impracticable to print directly onto the fabric. The Tailor of Gloucester was first printed privately in 1902, with the author adding 16 new illustrations for the present trade edition, published in October 1903.
Sextodecimo. Original floral patterned cloth, title to front cover gilt on white cloth label, pictorial endpapers.
Frontispiece and 26 colour illustrations by the author.
Contemporary Christmas gift inscription to front free endpaper. Light browning to spine and board edges, slight bumps to extremities, an excellent copy.
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