POTTER, Beatrix.

The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.

London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1911 Stock Code: 109478
£2,500.00

In the rare glassine jacket

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Notes

First edition, rare with the glassine jacket. Intended to please her American readers, the main animal characters in the book are indigenous to North America: grey squirrels, chipmunks, and a "large bear". The inclusion of yellowhammers (Emberiza citrinella, the birds which sing "Little bita bread and-nocheese!") was a mistake, as their range includes Europe and much of Asia but not America. The first two impressions are indistinguishable.

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Description

Sextodecimo. Original brown boards, titles to spine and front board white, pictorial label to front cover, pictorial endpapers. With the printed glassine jacket. Housed in a custom brown quarter morocco and cloth solander box.

Illustrations

Frontispiece and 26 colour illustrations by the author.

Condition

Boards a little bowed, short closed tear to foot of p. 51; an excellent copy in the jacket with some shallow chips to extremities.

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