The Tale of Peter Rabbit

POTTER, Beatrix

POTTER, Beatrix The Tale of Peter Rabbit

F. Warne & Co., 1902.

First commercially published edition, first issue with "wept big tears" on p.51. Brown paper covered boards with onlay to upper cover of Peter in his blue jacket. Leaf-patterned endpapers. Illustrated throughout in colour. A very good copy indeed. Bright and clean, with just some looseness between sections and a small split to the lower spine.

This first published edition sees the first appearance of the colour illustrations. There are four colour plates which appear in this first issue which do not appear in later printings, including the cover illustration of Peter in his blue jacket and the image of Mrs McGregor (Beatrix Potter) with a pie. 100 years after its first publication this tale is as popular as ever, one of the true classics of children's literature.

Stock ID: 33687

£6,500.00

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