The Tale of Pigling Bland

POTTER, Beatrix

POTTER, Beatrix The Tale of Pigling Bland

F. Warne & Co., 1913.

First edition. 12mo. Green paper covered boards with lettering in red. Rectangular colour onlay to upper cover showing a dapper Pigling Bland, in the original printed glassine. Pictorial endpapers. Fifteen colour illustrations and lots of line drawings in the text A sparkling fine copy in its original printed glassine dustwrapper. The wrapper is printed on the rear panel and both flaps. It is clean and attractive, with approx. 1 cm loss to lower spine and triangular chip to lower edge. Apart from the lower half of the price all the text is present and as always makes very interesting reading with press comments and reviews of Miss Potter's other books.

Published in October 1913 Pigling Bland was the last book to be published before the marriage of Beatrix Potter to William Heelis. Beatrix used her knowledge of farming in the telling and drawing of this tale. Pig-wig is based on a black Berkshire piglet which Potter had kept as a pet, sleeping in a basket beside her own bed and being fed from a bottle.
When sending a copy of this book to a friend Potter wrote, "I am taking the opportunity of posting off some copies of my new book which has just come out. I hope you will like it... The portrait of two pigs arm in arm - looking at the sunrise - is not a portrait of me and Mr. Heelis, though it is a view of where we used to walk on Sunday afternoons!"

Stock ID: 9349

£2,250.00

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