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POTTER, Beatrix.

The Tale of Mr. Tod.

Frederick Warne & Co., London and New York , 1912 Stock Code: 137903
£5,000.00
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Notes

First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Rose Hedges from Miss Potter. Wishing her a Merry Christmas 1912." Rose Hedges was in service to Beatrix Potter's mother at the time of receiving this book.

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Description

Sextodecimo. Original grey boards, titles to front cover and spine in dark brown, colour pictorial onlay to front cover, colour pictorial endpapers. Housed in a brown quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery with titles in gilt direct to spine.

Illustrations

Colour frontispiece, 14 similar colour plates, and numerous black-and-white in-text illustrations by the author.

Condition

Slight wear to corners, boards a touch bowed, light finger-soiling, else a very good indeed, notably bright copy in a firm biding.

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