After a terrible misunderstanding, poor Timmy Tiptoes ends up deep inside the trunk of a dead tree, with no means of getting out. Luckily, the chipmunk who lived there was very friendly and kind to Timmy. Before long, a strong wind blows the top off the dead tree trunk, but poor Timmy can't get himself out on account of eating far too many nuts and being a little bit too round!
Beatrix wrote this story to appeal directly to her American fans and featured animals of American origin (grey squirrels, chipmunks and a black bear) all living happily in the Lake District woods!
This is a Rare 1st Issue of the 1st UK Hardback edition published by F. Warne & Co. in 1911. Hard to find in any condition. Dated 1911 to title page.
Very good clean, solid copy, with intact backstrip.
Clean pages, free of foxing, no rips, tears or inscriptions.
Delightful book on the shelf and in the hand.
Front endpaper gutter cracked, still holiding well.
Contents slightly shaken.
Slight surface abrasion to upper board.
Titles to spine and front board in white unfaded lettering.
Slight cracking to gutter of P8-9.
P78-79, gutter cracked, still solidly bound.
Very light wear to head of spine.
Overall, a beautiful copy, with none of the usual wear associated with these fragile and antiquarian children's books. 1st Edition, 1st Issue, 1st or 2nd Printing (The first two printings were identical) 26 Full Colour illustrations with one Full Colour Frontispiece.
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