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Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Peter Rabbit, early edition, colour frontispiece, plain title vignette and 26 colour illustrations, pictorial endpapers, ink ownership inscription dated Sept. 18th 1911 to frontispiece recto, original boards with mounted colour illustration, some light rubbing, but a fine copy otherwise, [Linder p.422n], 16mo, [c.1911].

⁂ Part of an early edition of Peter Rabbit, published after the sixth printing, which excised four of the illustrations in order to make way for the pictorial endpapers. In addition two plates were reworked by Potter - Peter watching Mr McGregor from the wheelbarrow and Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail watching their mother brew tea.

Full Lot Details

Potter (Beatrix) The Tale of Peter Rabbit, early edition, colour frontispiece, plain title vignette and 26 colour illustrations, pictorial endpapers, ink ownership inscription dated Sept. 18th 1911 to frontispiece recto, original boards with mounted colour illustration, some light rubbing, but a fine copy otherwise, [Linder p.422n], 16mo, [c.1911].

⁂ Part of an early edition of Peter Rabbit, published after the sixth printing, which excised four of the illustrations in order to make way for the pictorial endpapers. In addition two plates were reworked by Potter - Peter watching Mr McGregor from the wheelbarrow and Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail watching their mother brew tea.