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The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co.,, 1909. Sextodecimo. Original green fine-grain cloth, titles to spine gilt, front cover with pictorial onlay within overall gilt design and lettering after a design by the author, pictorial endpapers, gilt edges. Green cloth folding case. Frontispiece and 26 illustrations printed in colour by Edmund Evans after originals by the author; vignette on title page in black and white. Corners lightly rubbed, otherwise an excellent bright copy. First edition, deluxe issue. Beatrix Potter showed an avid interest in the design of her books. When Warne issued The Tale of Peter Rabbit in paper boards and in cloth at a higher price, Potter complained that "there was not sufficient difference between the two styles of bindings" and that "If the cloth binding had been more distinctly different, and pretty, there might have been more inducement to buy it". For the sequel to Peter Rabbit, Potter designed this binding which sold at 1/6d over standard copies at 1/-.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
Last Found On: 2013-07-20           Check availability:      Biblio    

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