• Fine Printed Books and Manuscr auction at Christies

    Sale 2227

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 111

    POTTER, Beatrix (1864-1930). The Tailor of Gloucester. [London: Privately Printed by Strangeways and Sons], December, 1902.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    POTTER, Beatrix (1864-1930). The Tailor of Gloucester. [London: Privately Printed by Strangeways and Sons], December, 1902.

    12o (132 x 102 mm). Color frontispiece and 15 color illustrations. Original pink pictorial boards, rounded spine (very small split to front joint); turquoise cloth folding case.

    FIRST EDITION of Potter's second book (one of 500 copies printed). The Tailor of Gloucester was Potter's favorite book, and she preferred this privately printed edition to the Warne edition of 1903 because it contained more of the old rhymes. Linder, p. 420; Quinby 3; V & A 1562-65.


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    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of H. Richard Dietrich, Jr.