New York, East
16 April 1997
POTTER, BEATRIX. The Tale of Peter Rabbit. London: Frederick Warne and Co., . Title vignette and 31 color plates including frontispiece. 12mo, original olive-green cloth, uppper cover with color pictorial label, t.e.g., grey holly-leaf endpapers, spine a little age-darkened, covers rubbed; upper hinge cracked, frontispiece with marginal tear and detached. FIRST PUBLISHED EDITION (trade edition), first state of page 51 ("wept big tears"), IN DE-LUXE CLOTH BINDING. Linder notes that 2000 copies of the first edition were bound in either light green or olive-green cloth. Quinby 2(3); Linder p. 421; V & A 1630. Rare.
M.S. Hassall, signature on half-title.
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