POTTER, Beatrix.

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.

London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1903 Stock Code: 130131
£4,500.00

Original deluxe binding

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Notes

First trade edition, deluxe issue binding, third impression with the words "Author of the Tale of Peter Rabbit" on the title page. 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 Tale of Squirrel Nutkin was first printed privately in 1902, with the trade edition appearing in August 1903; the present third impression was issued in November that year.

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Description

Sextodecimo. Original floral patterned cloth, front cover lettered in gilt on white cloth label, pictorial endpapers. Housed in a custom blue cloth folding case.

Illustrations

Frontispiece and 26 illustrations in colour by the author.

Condition

Child's pencilled ownership signature to recto of frontispiece, a few minor pencilled jottings. Recased, spine and extremities lightly sunned, marginal chip to fore-edge of half-title, p. 14 creased, some soiling to contents. A very good copy.

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