4 December 2009
Property from the Estate of H. Richard Dietrich, Jr.
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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