New York, East
16 April 1997
POTTER, BEATRIX. The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1908. Title vignette and 27 color illustrations. 12mo, original green paper boards, upper cover with inset color pictorial label, color pictorial endpapers (Linder 5 & 4 [used twice]), a little wear to spine ends and edges, repair at head of spine; short marginal tear on fore-margin of front free endpaper (not affecting inscription); cloth slipcase. FIRST EDITION, printed in August, September or December, 1908 (this copy has perfect type on p. 9 ["because"], and on p. 27 ["beautifully"]); PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Potter on the front free endpaper: "To Mr. Dixon of Howe End, these curious happenings amongst the foxgloves in Bishop's Wood are presented by the author with kind regards from Beatrix Heelis. Dec 23d 1916." Quinby 14 (grey boards); Linder, p. 427.
Mr. Dixon, with presentation inscription from the author on the front free endpaper.
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