The Story of a
Fierce Bad Rabbit
1st edt, 1916
5" x 4 1/4"
53pp (numbering includes the blanks on versos of colour plates & text page)
14 lovely colour plates plus colour frontispiece
square flat back spine
1st edt in book form
front & rear end papers correct
(not showing 'Appply Dapply' on rear end paper notice board please see image)
(f.e.p has list ending with The Tale of Mr Todd & The Tale of Pigling Bland
and r.e.p. list
ends with Peter Rabbit's painting book) ref : (Linder)
publisher's original cream (some say 'buff' some 'light brown') illustrated cloth boards with circular paper paste illustration of 'Fierce Bad Rabbit' within indent on cover with printed designed brown indented titles
cover boards, and outer joints/hinges in very good order
inner joints in good order
bottom fore-edge corner showing a rip with chip 2" x 1/2" out (please see image)
the spine is not as in superb condition as the others I have for sale on my ebay listings
but only showing mild bumping and odd nick, chip at head & tail of spine
no inscription, no annotations
Clean, Bright, Tight.
beware of the myriad of sellers (some professional) indicating their Beatrix Potter is a 1st edt because of the the date on the copyright page which usually states when the 1st edt was ...... more often thasn not their copy is definitely not ..... there even seem to be editions from the 1990's advertised at ridiculous prices ........ SO BEWARE !!!
Incidentally I have many early very nice condition editions of Beatrix Potter on my site
plus I have many others with back strips missing not listed yet
plus I have many others with the earliest examples of 'printer codes' (pre book assoc & ISBN numbers) ...... which I am assuming are 1930's ....... again not listed yet.
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