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Beatrix Potter
The Tale of Johnny-Town Mouse
London: Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd, 1918. Original light brown paper-covered boards with pictorial onlay. First Edition of this tale which Beatrix Potter adapted from Aesop's "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse"; she dedicated it "To Aesop in the shadows." Present "N" in "LONDON" on the title page . The first printing, which was done in 1918, had some copies with the "N" and some without it; it has been surmised, for example by Linder, that the first copies off the press lacked the "N", meaning that it was added during the print run; however, it is just as possible that the "N" dropped off during the print run. Either way, which copies were the first to be printed has no bearing on which copies were the first to be published (issued to the public). This copy has opening quotes at the top of pg 39 and lacks quotations on pg 33, a nod to 1st edition. Previous owner name written inside of book, wear along spine, however still bound nicely. No markings on pages, cover in great condition. Seller inventory:8241 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Blue Rabbit Books & Rare Finds [Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A.]
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