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Fine Books and Works on Paper

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Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Peter Rabbit, first edition, second printing, [one of 200 copies], colour frontispiece and 41 full-page plain illustrations by the author, light spotting to title, occasional very light scattered spotting or finger-soiling, light foxing to endpapers, original brown-green printed boards with illustration to upper cover and rounded spine, spine browned and with light creasing, covers with marginal toning, some light rubbing and marking, but an excellent copy overall, [Linder 420 & cf. p.96; Quinby 1a], 16mo, [privately printed for the Author by Strangeways & Sons], Febraury, 1902.

⁂ The first printing of The Tale of Peter Rabbit was priced at 1 shilling and sold out quickly (including a copy to Arthur Conan Doyle), leading Potter to order another 200 copies from the printers. This printing had a few minor changes to the text and a rounded spine to increase the durability of the binding.

Full Lot Details

Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Peter Rabbit, first edition, second printing, [one of 200 copies], colour frontispiece and 41 full-page plain illustrations by the author, light spotting to title, occasional very light scattered spotting or finger-soiling, light foxing to endpapers, original brown-green printed boards with illustration to upper cover and rounded spine, spine browned and with light creasing, covers with marginal toning, some light rubbing and marking, but an excellent copy overall, [Linder 420 & cf. p.96; Quinby 1a], 16mo, [privately printed for the Author by Strangeways & Sons], Febraury, 1902.

⁂ The first printing of The Tale of Peter Rabbit was priced at 1 shilling and sold out quickly (including a copy to Arthur Conan Doyle), leading Potter to order another 200 copies from the printers. This printing had a few minor changes to the text and a rounded spine to increase the durability of the binding.