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POTTER, Beatrix.

The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.

London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1911 Stock Code: 138693
£2,750.00
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In the rare publisher's glassine dust jacket

First edition, first impression, in the rare publisher's glassine dust jacket. The story of Timmy and Goody Tiptoes is the only Beatrix Potter story apparently set in North America - although this is implicit rather than stated anywhere in the book. All the main animal characters are indigenous to North America: grey squirrels, chipmunks and a "large bear", but the waters are muddied somewhat by the presence of Yellowhammers (or Emberiza citrinella, the birds which sing "Little bita bread and-no-cheese!") whose range includes Europe and much of Asia but not America.

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Description

Duodecimo. Original dark brown boards, titles to front cover and spine in white, front cover with onlaid paper panel with colored illustration of a squirrel in a red jacket, publisher's glassine dust jacket, printed in black to the flaps and the rear panel with "1/-" price printed to the base of the spine.

Illustrations

Colored frontispiece and 26 full-page illustrations, uncoloured line vignette on title by Beatrix Potter.

Condition

A near fine copy, the dust jacket chipped to corners, loss to 1/5 of spine, tears to edges, small hole to front panel.

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