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Potter, Beatrix
PRESENTATION CARD WITH INK INSCRIPTION AND SIGNATURE BY BEATRIX HEELIS [POTTER] INCLUDING AN ORIGINAL PEN AND INK SKETCH OF PETER RABBIT!!
1936. Potter, Beatrix. PRESENTATION CARD WITH INK INSCRIPTION AND SIGNATURE BY BEATRIX HEELIS [POTTER] INCLUDING AN ORIGINAL PEN AND INK SKETCH OF PETER RABBIT!! Highly sought after signature and inscription, From "Wm and Beatrix Heelis," To "Christopher and Phyllis Le Fleming, and the young man, from Peter Rabbit, Christmas 1936," on an off-white 6" x 4-1/4" presentation sheet, with Potter adding a wonderful small sketch of Peter Rabbit and a trail of winding "x" mark footprints. This item is in FINE CONDITION, with one trimmed edge and scattered light foxing. By 1935, the 69-year-old Potter had all but given up her writing career, focusing on her farming and sheep breeding above all else. Despite her weakening eyes and a tremble in her hand, she cheerfully embarked on a new project called The Peter Rabbit Music Books, when the recipient of the card being offered here, the young composer Christopher Le Fleming, approached her with a set of piano pieces he had written that had been inspired by her stories and that were suitable for children. The collaboration between Potter and Le Fleming produced two books, Book I and Book II of the Peter Rabbit Music Books; Potter wrote the forwards and supplied the illustrations for both of these books. THE OFFERED CARD IS A WONDERFUL ASSOCIATION PIECE MADE ALL THE MORE SPECIAL BY THE EXTREMELY RARE PRESENCE OF AN ORIGINAL SKETCH OF PETER RABBIT. Note: A Letter of Authenticity from PSA/DNA Authentication Services for this item is included in this offering. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers [Houston, TX, U.S.A.]
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