Early Children's Books and Their Illustration 220; V & A ; Linder, p. ." /> POTTER, BEATRIX. The Tale of Peter Rabbit. [London: Privately Printed, 1901]. Colored frontispiece and 41 black and white illustrations by Potter. <I>12mo, original light gray pictorial boards, flat back, some pale dampstaining on covers, spine slightly age- darkened with a few splits along upper joint near ends, a little rubbing and soiling; some pale foxing on endpapers; cloth folding chemise and quarter cloth folding case.</I> FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (one of 250 copies), of the author's first book, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Potter on the front free endpaper: "With best wishes for Christmas & New Year from Beatrix Potter. Dec. 22d 01." Quinby 1; Gottlieb/Morgan Library, <I>Early Children's Books and Their Illustration</I> 220; V & A ; Linder, p. . | Christie's