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Fairy Caravan
Philadelphia David McKay Company 1929 - A Fine Copy of the Only Published Signed Limited Beatrix Potter Book POTTER, Beatrix. The Fairy Caravan. Philadelphia: David McKay Company, [1929]. Autographed Edition. Limited to 100 numbered copies, signed by Beatrix Potter, this being number 77. This is the first edition, precedeing the English edition which was not signed. Small quarto (8 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches; 209 x 159 mm.). 225, [3, blank] pp. Six inserted color plates, twenty full-page illustrations in black and white, and forty-two vignette illustrations in black and white. Original dark green cloth with color pictorial label on front cover. Spine lettered in gilt. Front label, very lightly dust soiled. Front inner hinge with a small almost invisible repair. Otherwise an about fine copy of this notoriously rare book. This edition contains a limitation leaf inserted after the title-page bearing the following statement: "The autographed edition of this book is limited to one hundred copies, none of which will be offered for sale. This copy is number 77. It is presented with the compliments of the author." Signed: Beatrix Potter. See Linder, p. 431, Quinby 29A, and V & A 1713 (first trade edition). The Autographed Edition does not appear in Linder, Quinby, or V & A. HBS 66660. $10,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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