The Tailor of Gloucester.London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1903 Stock Code: 130129
Original deluxe bindingFirst 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 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, front cover lettered in gilt on white cloth label, pictorial endpapers. Housed in a custom white cloth box, spine and front cover lettered in gilt.
Frontispiece (variant from standard binding issue, no priority) and 26 colour illustrations by the author.
Hinges cracked, some light finger-soiling, no wear to binding. A very good copy.
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