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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 gilt-decorated maroon cloth, upper cover with inset color pictorial label, g.e., color pictorial endpapers (Linder 5 & 4 [used twice]); some damage along top edges of some leaves and sticking due to earlier dampness, otherwise a bright copy. FIRST EDITION IN DE-LUXE CLOTH BINDING, one of an unknown number bound in this deluxe binding in either August, September or Demember, 1908 (this copy with broken type on p. 9 ["because"], p. 27 ["beautifully"], and p. 28 ["about"]). Linder, p. 427; V & A 1588 (green cloth).
Phyllis Swindells, signature on half-title (dated "Xmas 1908").
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