1 page, 8vo, with addressed envelope. very fine. Potter discusses the "green paper-backed Peters" [Tale of Peter Rabbit], one of which Hemming has evidently sent to her to be autographed. She explains that she had them printed "with fear and trembling, and kept back half-a-dozen, at the last, when friends and relations were asking for them. She also had the Tailor of Gloucester&i privately printed, "rather a larger number, and less in demand," which she gives away "to people who really-really-appreciate;" hence she will "send one of them to you along with the returned autographed Peter." -- Autograph letter signed ("Beatrix Heelis") to Mr. Hemming, Castle Cottage, Ambleside, 19 October 1937. 1 page, large 8vo? Potter sends Hemming a copy of the The Tailor of Gloucester (1902), remarking "it is my own favourite. One misses the little mouse with the mirror and mob cap; on the other hand this first edition contains two that were left out." She explains that she has not visited London in a long time and "except for the museums & pictures" feels "content never to go at all!" Potter mentions the death of an old cousin, Margaret Ashton, and reports on the visit of Etta Hollins and Lady Beauchamps, "a distinguished looking stately viscountess," to the Lakes, commenting wryly that "the way Etta was showing her about would have amused her own radical fou brass as much as it amused me!" She adds: "Not that I am a radical. The world has changed since we were all young. But seemingly, some of us still read story books." " /> [BEATRIX POTTER LETTERS] POTTER, Helen Beatrix (1866-1943), <I>Writer.</I> Autograph letter signed ("Beatrix Heelis") to Mr. Hemming, Castle Cottage, Ambleside, 14 October 1937. <I>1 page, 8vo, with addressed envelope.</I> very fine. Potter discusses the "green paper-backed Peters" [<I>Tale of Peter Rabbit</I>], one of which Hemming has evidently sent to her to be autographed. She explains that she had them printed "with fear and trembling, and kept back half-a-dozen, at the last, when friends and relations were asking for them. She also had the <I>Tailor of Gloucester&i privately printed, "rather a larger number, and less in demand," which she gives away "to people who really-really-<I>appreciate</I>;" hence she will "send one of them to <I>you</I> along with the returned autographed Peter." -- Autograph letter signed ("Beatrix Heelis") to Mr. Hemming, Castle Cottage, Ambleside, 19 October 1937. <I>1 page, large 8vo?</I> Potter sends Hemming a copy of the <I>The Tailor of Gloucester</I> (1902), remarking "it is my own favourite. One misses the little mouse with the mirror and mob cap; on the other hand this first edition contains two that were left out." She explains that she has not visited London in a long time and "except for the museums & pictures" feels "content never to go at all!" Potter mentions the death of an old cousin, Margaret Ashton, and reports on the visit of Etta Hollins and Lady Beauchamps, "a distinguished looking stately viscountess," to the Lakes, commenting wryly that "the way Etta was showing her about would have amused her own radical fou brass as much as it amused me!" She adds: "Not that I am a radical. The world has changed since we were all young. But seemingly, some of us still read story books." | Christie's