The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter


First edition

Published by Frederick Warne, London 1902

Out of stock


The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

A very good condition of the infamous Tale of Peter Rabbit. A first edition (1st, 2nd or 3rd issue) with thirty one illustrations. “wept” for shed on p. 51. “dot” in the “o” on the cover and spine. Self portrait of Potter as Mrs MacGregor holding the rabbit pie on p. 14. Grey leaf endpapers. Original brown boards with letters in silver grey. Rectangular pictorial panel to the front board. Small scuffing section on the front board. White (glue?) mark on the rear board. Very slight bumping to the corners. Slight loss/scuffing to the lower edge of P 47. Light marks on blank pages between 71 and 74. Tiny loss to front hinge. Contents generally very clean with only a few light finger marks. An excellent copy. 24mo. 98 pp. Quinby no 2. P 28.

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