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1881. Hand Signed by Leslie Linder to Peter Shaffer with the original dustjacket. THE JOURNAL OF BEATRIX POTTER from 1881 to 1897 Transcribed from her code writings by LESLIE LINDER Published by Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd - LONDON Hand signed dedication on the first blank end-page reads: 'For Mr P. Shaffer. With Kind Regards from Leslie Linder July 11th 1966' Note: Peter Shaffer was a well known English playwright and screenwriter From the inside front prelim: This Journal, which is a remarkable document, was written (by Beatrix Potter) only for her own eyes. It gives a first-hand account of Victorian life in the late 19th century, and throws light on Beatrix Potter between the ages of 15 and 30, during which period comparatively little has hitherto been known. It shows how her writing matured as she passed from girlhood to woman-hood, and brings out her powers of observation, her shrewd judgement of human character, her keen sense of humour and her appreciate of nature and art. - The volume is illustrated with facsimile pages from the Journal, examples of her drawings and water colours, and photographs of the Potter family and some of the places mentioned in the Journal. There are 28 illustrations in colour and 39 in monochrome, and the volume includes Family Trees and a comprehensive index. Condition & Description of the book: The original dustjacket houses this book. It retains the price to inner front prelim; 63/- NET, which was very expensive in 1966. The condition is not great; having creasing, general soiling and several chips. I have now housed this in a removable ar … [Click Below for Full Description]
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