The Tale of Mr. Tod.Frederick Warne & Co., London and New York , 1912 Stock Code: 137903
NotesFirst 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.
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.
Colour frontispiece, 14 similar colour plates, and numerous black-and-white in-text illustrations by the author.
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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