London, South Kensington
2 June 2008
POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Mr. Tod. London: Frederick Warne, "copyright 1912" on verso of title [but later]. 12°. Half title, 15 coloured plates by Beatrix Potter, illustrations (some light spotting). Original tan boards lettered in green with coloured pictorial label mounted on upper cover (small areas of label rubbed with slight loss, inner hinges weak). cf. Linder p.429; Quinby 21. PRESENTATION COPY, the half title inscribed, "For Elizabeth Amm Byers, Jan 1st 1941, Beatrix Potter, with love."
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
Books and Manuscripts specialist Heather Pisani delves into intimate letters written by the sister of Orville and Wilbur Wright, offered in New York on 14 June
Composer Jeff Cohen and singer Pauline Texier bring Claude Debussy's recently rediscovered score for Hymnis back to life ahead of its sale in Paris
Mark Wiltshire, Associate Specialist in Science & Books, walks us through the history of Christianity’s most influential printed text
Daphne Lingon, Head of Jewellery at Christie’s in New York, on the 'dramatic' ring with which David Rockefeller proposed to Peggy in 1940
A guide to arguably South America’s most famous artist, whose work addresses everything from domestic life to bullfighting