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Potter, Beatrix
The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
Frederick Warne and Co, London, 1911. First or second printing (identical), twenty-fourmo size, 85 pp., in a custom clamshell box. Beatrix Potter (1866-1922) is likely one of the most beloved of childrens' book authors, for having given the world "Peter Rabbit" and his many companions, which have delighted children - and adults - for generations. By the time of the publication of "The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes" Beatrix Potter had developed a following both in Britain and in America; some believe that this story, with its characters including chipmunks, bears, and grey squirrels was written with an American audience in mind, as they would recognize these animals; in fact, there are references in her manuscript for this story to animal characteristics found within "American animals" (n.b., Linder p. 208). ___DESCRIPTION: Dark green paper boards with white lettering, pictorial onlay on the front board of squirrel in a red jacket, colour frontis of two grey squirrels, title page vignette of Chipmunk, twenty-six additional colour plates throughout; twenty-fourmo size (5 5/8" by 4 3/8"), pagination: [1-7] 8-85 (note that pagination includes the reverse sides of the colour plates which were left blank). Housed in a custom box of quarter green leather with light green cloth sides, gilt lettering and decorations on the spine, inner trays lined with decorative paper. ___CONDITION: Very good, or perhaps slightly better; the boards clean, the paper onlay clean and unrubbed, the text block strong with solid hinges, the interior mostly clean and bright (a few light smudges here and there), a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA [Walnut Creek, CA, U.S.A.]
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