Lot 209

POTTER, Beatrix (1866-1943). The Tailor of Gloucester, London, 1903, 12mo, 27 coloured plates by Beatrix Potter, original boards. FIRST WARNE EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. With 4 other books by Beatrix Potter, all but one FIRST EDITIONS. (5)

Estimate: £400 - £600
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POTTER, Beatrix (1866-1943).  The Tailor of Gloucester. London: Frederick Warne and Co., [October] 1903. 12mo (144 x 109mm). Half title, coloured frontispiece and 26 full-page coloured plates by Beatrix Potter. Original grey/green paper boards lettered in white with coloured pictorial label by Beatrix Potter mounted on the upper cover, pictorial endpapers (section of about 1cm torn away from the head of the spine with loss of letter 'T' and half of the letter 'h' of 'The'). Provenance: "A Christmas gift to Eva Ferguson, with love from Uncle Horace and Aunt Ethel, 1903" (inscription on front free endpaper). FIRST WARNE EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with a single-page pictorial endpaper occurring four times. For this Warne edition, Beatrix Potter provided 16 new illustrations which had not appeared in the privately-printed edition of 1902. Of all her books, this was her favourite. Linder p.423; Muir English Children's Books p.163 (note); Quinby 4; V+A 1576. With 4 other books by the same author comprising The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher (London, 1906), Ginger and Pickles (London, 1909) and The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies (London, 1909), all FIRST EDITIONS, and an early reprint, all in the original boards. (5) 

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