1903 Rare Book - Beatrix Potter - THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT - First Edition, 6th printing.
Author : Beatrix Potter.
Title : The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
Publisher : London and New York, Frederick Warne & Co. no date (circa December 1903 - according to the endpaper, First Edition, 6th printing).
Size : 6 "X 4,5 ".
Pages : 85 pages.
Binding : Very good hardcover boards binding with white titles, picture onlay on front board, dot in the centre of 'of' on spine and front board (hinges good, head and tail of spine slightly worn - as shown, overall slightly worn and scuffed).
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, rare light staining on few pages - as shown, gift note of a previous -1904- owner on blank page following half title - as shown).
Illustrations : Profusely illustrated with 26 beautiful colour plates (printed on one side of paper).
Estimate : (USD 1250 - USD 1500)
The book : Rare and attractive 6th printing of the First edition of the Tale of Peter Rabbit. In December 1903 – Warne introduced for the sixth printing of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, the design mirrored across the facing endpapers. The white cat is still in the lower right of the left-hand endpaper but in the lower left of the right-hand endpaper (see Linder page 422). A rare find in any condition of this important children's book.
The author : Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist best known for her children's books featuring animals, such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
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1903 Rare Book - Beatrix Potter - THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT - First Edition, 6th printing. Price List