1916 Rare First Edition Book - Beatrix Potter - The Story of A FIERCE BAD RABBIT.
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Author: Beatrix Potter.
Title: The Story of A FIERCE BAD RABBIT.
Publisher: London, New York, Frederick Warne and Co. no date (circa 1916 according to endpaper). First edition in a book form. It was preceded by a wallet-style book.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 5 " X 4,5 ".
Pages: 52 pages.
Binding: Very good original light brown boards, titles to front board and spine in
dark brown, pictorial label with illustration to front board (hinges fine, overall slightly worn, soiled and scuffed - as shown).
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the frontispiece and the beautiful 14 illustrations by the author (printed on one side of paper).
The book : Rare and attractive First edition in a book form of The Story of A FIERCE BAD RABBIT. A rare find in any condition!
This is the first edition (Quinby 12A) which does not list Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes on the notice board on the rear endpaper, neither is Tom Kitten's Painting Book mentioned but Peter Rabbit's Painting book is (Quinby plate 13). And Frederick Warne and Co. only to the title page (NOT limited).
The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit has been published in November 1906 in a format which followed that of the original manuscripts within a wallet-style binding – The bookshops sensibly refused to stock it because it got unrolled and [were] so bad to fold up again’. In 1916 Warne reissued the title in a more practical form (as found here), in a similar but fractionally smaller format than the other titles in the series, and this copy dates from c. 1916 (later editions enclosed the publisher’s name on the upper board in a single-ruled frame and used different endpapers).
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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