A First Edition, [First Printing] of 'The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit' by Beatrix Potter in Very Good condition published by Frederick Warne and Co in 1906.
First Edition, [First Printing]
—Edition identified by:
1) 'Frederick Warne and Co London and New York' on the lower cover and 2) wallet form. [References:
Beatrix Potter: A Bibliographical Check List by Jane Quinby, reference 12a and A History of the Writings of Beatrix Potter, Including Unpublished Work by Leslie Linder, page 426].
A tidy copy.
All notable faults:
Light surface dirt, some wear on the edges of the tab, loss at the head of the onlay, creases to a few illustrations, usual wear at the internal folds of the wallet, a few light stains and previous owner's name.
Potter, Beatrix [Helen] Illustrator: Beatrix [Helen] PotterBeatrix [Helen] Potter (1866 to 1943)
—English author, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist who was best known for her children's books that featured animal characters, such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Potter's books include: 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit', 'The Tailor of Gloucester', 'The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin', 'The Tale of Benjamin Bunny', 'The Tale of Two Bad Mice', 'The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle', 'The Pie and the Patty-Pan', ' The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher', 'The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit', 'The Story of Miss Moppet', 'The Tale of Tom Kitten', 'The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck', 'The Roly-Poly Pudding', 'The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies', 'Ginger and Pickles', 'The Tale of Mrs Tittlemouse', 'The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes', 'The Tale of Mr Tod', 'The Tale of Pigling Bland', 'Appely Dapply's Nursery Rhymes', 'Tom Kitten's Painting Boo', 'The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse', 'Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes', 'Jemima Puddleduck's Painting Book', 'Peter Rabbit's Almanac', 'The Tale of Little Pig Robinson', 'The Fairy Caravan', 'Wag by Wall', 'The Tale of the Faithful Dove', 'The Sly Old Cat' and 'The Tale of Tuppenny'.
24 mo (12.5-15 cm high). 28 linen-backed printed pages in publisher's original green panoramic wallet, which folds out in concertina fashion with 'The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit', 'Beatrix Potter' on the upper cover and 'Frederick Warne and Co, London And New York' on the lower cover. The second of three stories in wallet from, the other two being The Story of Miss Moppet, and The Sly Old Cat, although the later was never actually published in this form. The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit was reprinted in book form in 1916. The Sly Old Cat was printed in book form in 1971. Contains fourteen colour illustrations by Beatrix Potter and mottled green lining.
Frederick Warne and Co, London and New York, No date stated [1906 actual] Frederick Warne and Co
—(Founded in 1865) A British publishing firm famous for children's books, particularly those of Beatrix Potter along with Edward Lear, Kate Greenaway Walter Crane. and Observer Books. Warnes became a limited company in 1918 and were absorbed Into the Penguin Group in 1983. Note on identifying first editions: Warne's method of identifying first editions appears to be somewhat haphazard, especially on high volume titles such as Potters and Observers books. The presence of 'Ltd' in the company name, indicates 1918 or later and from about 1940 until their absorption into the Penguin group they used a system of printers codes to indicate the printer, month and year. Other than that carefully checking of bibliographical information on a book by book basis is required. Just to ensure confusion, they do often state the copyright date e.g. A Tale of Two Bad Mice will state 'Copyright 1904 by Frederick Warne and Co', but this appears a every copy printed until at least 1940!. [McBride page 107 Zempel and Verkler page 484].
Peter Rabbit New Series Number One Peter Rabbit New Series
—A series of classic children's books by Beatrix Potter (The Story of A Fierce Bad Rabbit (1906), The Story of Miss Moppet (1906), The Tale of Mr. Tod (1912), The Tale of Pigling Bland (1913), Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes (1917), Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes (1922) and Peter Rabbit's Almanac for 1929 (1928)) featuring animal characters, and similar to the 'Peter Rabbit First Series', except the format is usually somewhat varied. The Series are companions to the books in the 'Peter Rabbit First Series' and 'Large Format Series'. The series contains 7 books. The first book was originally published in 1906 and the last book was originally published in 1928.
A bad rabbit comes across a good rabbit sitting on a bench and steals his carrot ….
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