First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth with gilt titles and illustration in brown to the upper board, brown titles to the spine. Illustrated endpapers. No dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout by Beatrix Potter with colour plates and black and white line drawings. A very good copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth with some marks and white flecks, the spine faded, the corners slightly worn. The contents, with a few small stains to the top of the text block edge, a previous owner's 1930 inscription to the front free endpaper, a bookseller's label to the rear pastedown, and a few finger marks tot he margins, are otherwise clean throughout.

5000 copies printed. (Linder p.430)

Stock code: 21178


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