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[A rare Beatrix Potter Collection in Near-Fine Condition] by BEATRIX POTTER

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  • Description
    [A rare Beatrix Potter Collection in Near-Fine Condition]
    Stock Code 107720
    London, Frederick Warne & Co, 1910
    A rare set of early reprints of Beatrix Potter's iconic tales, in near-fine condition. These stories have delighted generations of children through Potter's storytelling genius and beautiful illustrations. The pictorial endpapers suggest dates of circa 1910-1920, with those of all but two volumes corresponding to Linder's designs 6 and 7. Design 6 was first used in July 1909 and design 7 was first used in July 1910. The Tale of Jeremy Fisher and The Tale of Tommy Tiptoes include Linden's designs 8 and 9, which were first used in December 1918.

    Early editions; 12 volumes in all, 12mo (142 x 107 mm); each with half-title, frontispiece and 26 further illustrations printed in colour, each 85pp.; original pictorial boards and endpapers; comprising:
    i. The Tale of Peter Rabbit. One plate with neatly repaired closed tear at upper margin, otherwise clean; dark brown boards, very good;
    ii. The Tailor of Gloucester. Internally clean; grey-blue boards, very good;
    iii. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin. Internally clean; grey-blue boards, spine very slightly sunned, otherwise very good;
    iv. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. A few slight stains, otherwise clean; grey boards, spine slightly soiled, otherwise very good;
    v. The Tale of Two Bad Mice. Internally clean; red boards, spine slightly soiled with upper hinge starting to crack, otherwise very good;
    vi. The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. Slight splitting between two gatherings, internally clean; brown boards, extremities slightly bumped, otherwise very good;
    vii. The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher. Internally clean; light red boards, slight dampstaining to boards, spine slightly sunned, otherwise very good;
    viii. The Tale of Tom Kitten. Internally clean; brown boards, foot of spine very slightly frayed, otherwise very good;
    ix. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck. Internally clean; brown boards, very good;
    x. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies. Internally clean; brown boards, spine and boards slightly sunned, otherwise very good;
    xi. The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse. Internally clean; blue boards, boards slightly soiled, otherwise good;
    xii. The Tale of Tommy Tiptoes. Internally clean; dark green boards, extremities slightly rubbed, otherwise very good

    Leslie Linder, A History of the Writings of Beatrix Potter (1979)

    Stock ID:107720
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Period: 1900-1919
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 107720
    Incollect Reference #: 618232
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Based in the heart of Mayfair in London, we specialise in prints and original works on paper across a broad range of subjects, from antique prints to modern pochoir plates, as well as photographs from vintage photography to modern art photography.

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