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16 April 1997
[POTTER, BEATRIX]. [RALPH CANNON COPIES]. A group of four volumes (by various authors), EACH A PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY POTTER TO RALPH CANNON. All London, v.d. Together 4 volumes, 8vo, original cloth bindings, condition varies, a few inscriptions a little faded.
Ralph Cannon was one of the two children of the Hill Top Farm Manager, John Cannon and his wife. He and his sister Betsy were the dedicatees of The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, (published in 1908). The Cannon children make an appearance in the book as well on p. 14, and their mother appears feeding her poultry on p. 8. These volumes were given by Potter to Ralph Cannon as Christmas gifts between 1909-1911.
Includes: LANG, ANDREW. The Crimson Fairy Book. London, 1903. INSCRIBED BY POTTER on the frontispiece recto: "For Ralph Cannon from Miss Potter - Christmas 1909." -- FITZPATRICK, Sir PERCY. Jock of the Bushveld...new impression. London, 1909. INSCRIBED BY POTTER on the front free endpaper: "from Miss Potter to wish you a Merry Christmas 1910 -- HENTY, G.A. Out on the Pampas...new edition. London, 1910. INSCRIBED BY POTTER on the front free endpaper: "from Miss Potter to wish you a Merry Christmas 1910" -- MARRYAT, Capt. Masterman Ready...Illustrated by Arch. Webb. London, n.d. INSCRIBED BY POTTER on the frontispiece recto: "For Ralph Cannon from Miss Potter Christmas 1911." (4)
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