The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co., 1903 Stock Code: 125111
First trade edition, deluxe issue binding. Only this work and The Tailor of Gloucester 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 Tale of Squirrel Nutkin was first printed privately in 1902, with the trade edition appearing in August 1903.
Sextodecimo. Original flower patterned cloth, titles to front board gilt on a white ground, pictorial endpapers.
Frontispiece and 26 illustrations in colour by the author.
Small blemish to single leaf, spine faded and with minor fraying and chipping at tips, a very good copy.
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