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Details about  The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, 1st edt 1916

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The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, 1st edt 1916
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Very Good

07 Aug, 2014 13:39:10 BST
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Item location:
Pershore, Worcestershire, United Kingdom


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Item specifics

Condition: Very Good
Seller notes: Very Good

Children's Books, Mice, 20th C Illustrated






Very Good

Printing Year:

nd, 1916

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The Story of a 

Fierce Bad Rabbit


Beatrix Potter

 1st edt,  1916  


Frederick Warne




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

smaller format

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.

Please feel free to get in touch and ask 


if you wish the item is insured whilst in the post please enquire before paying

sent by Royal Mail 


£12.00 Air Sure to Europe

£13.00 Rest of World

UK mainland guarenteed 1pm delivery compensation up to £1,000 (approx £10 surcharge)


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Please click on the scans to  see the details of the images

my are genuine images of the actual book I have taken by photo scan also showing spine

please double check when looking elsewhere they actually notnly have the book in their possession

but when not showing an image or using a library picture of the condition


if it actually has a dust wrapper

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I am always happy to combine shipping if you buy other items from me on similar auction dates


Please email me (iankpugh.books@virgin.net) 

if you have any queries, or similarly, if there's any problem at all with your item 

and do not be afraid to contact me before leaving feedback


Postage I always try to keep postage costs to the minimum, which I realise keep increasing, but if you bid on items, I take it that you're accepting these.   I take time trying to make sure all items reach you in the same condition they leave me ie  securely packaged with if necessary several layers of packing materials.

I will always try to post out to you next day though I suggest it may occasionally be two working days. I always get a Post Office Proof of Posting certificate. If at all worried or it is a valuable item, do ask for Recorded Delivery - £1.10 extra in the UK and £5.65 for overseas so long as you know someone is in at home or ask for alternative address for postal delivery.

Non-UK buyers I will email you as soon as possible with both Airmail (European Airmail quotes usually supplied with listing so feel free to pay with paypal immediately if you are from European) 

For shipping costs to the REST OF THE WORLD (other than Europe) - please don't pay - until we've communicated on this. 

Please use PayPal. 

(I'm afraid I can only take cheques or postal orders if they are UK ones, payable to Ian K Pugh)

Airmail takes between three and five days. 

Surface mail to the USA, Australia, etc, should take 4 to 6 weeks, 

and is obviously a lot cheaper, but please be aware that it can occasionally take as long as 12 weeks

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