London, South Kensington
30 November 2005
POTTER, Beatrix (1866-1943). The Tale of Tom Kitten. London: Frederick Warne, 1907. 16°. Half title, coloured frontispiece and 26 plates by Beatrix Potter. Original green boards with coloured pictorial label mounted on upper cover (light scuff mark to upper cover). Provenance: "S.R. Sep. 1907" (initials on front pastedown) -- bookseller's blindstamp to front free endpaper. FIRST EDITION. Linder p.427; Osborne I, p.383; Quinby 13.
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