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Fine Books and Works on Paper

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Potter (Beatrix).- Nister (Ernest) and E.P.Dutton, publishers. Changing Pictures. A Book of Transformation Pictures, 6 full-page chromolithographed transforming illustrations all in good working order, plain pictorial title and illustrations, patterned endpapers a little browned, light spotting and finger-soiling, original cloth-backed pictorial boards, light marking and surface soiling, [Taylor, Whalley, Hobbs, Battrick p.57; V&A 999], 4to, [1894].

With the characteristic illustration of a rabbit by Beatrix Potter on the upper cover. This was only the second time a book illustration of Potter's appeared in print, preceded only by A Happy Pair. This is the issue without Potter's initials to the upper cover, scarce unrestored and in full working order.

Full Lot Details

Potter (Beatrix).- Nister (Ernest) and E.P.Dutton, publishers. Changing Pictures. A Book of Transformation Pictures, 6 full-page chromolithographed transforming illustrations all in good working order, plain pictorial title and illustrations, patterned endpapers a little browned, light spotting and finger-soiling, original cloth-backed pictorial boards, light marking and surface soiling, [Taylor, Whalley, Hobbs, Battrick p.57; V&A 999], 4to, [1894].

With the characteristic illustration of a rabbit by Beatrix Potter on the upper cover. This was only the second time a book illustration of Potter's appeared in print, preceded only by A Happy Pair. This is the issue without Potter's initials to the upper cover, scarce unrestored and in full working order.