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POTTER, Beatrix.

The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher.

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London, Frederick Warne and Co., 1907

A pleasingly sound, clean copy of this deluxe issue of one of Beatrix Potter's most beloved works, very hard to find in such condition.

Jeremy Fisher started off in picture-letter format, this time to Eric Moore in Dunkeld in 1893. Beatrix took the story concept to children's book publisher Ernest Nister, who turned down her idea of a separate booklet but agreed, after some hard negotiating by Miss Potter, to use the pen & ink drawings in one of their annuals to illustrate a Clifton Bingham verse tale, 'A Frog he would a-fishing go'. The publication of Jeremy Fisher by Warne relied on Nister no longer owning the copyright on the artwork and zinc blocks, but fortunately Beatrix, with typical business acumen, had bought these all back from Nister shortly after the publication of Peter Rabbit.



First edition, deluxe issue, third printing; 16mo; 27 colour plates, plain title vignette and colour pictorial endpapers by Beatrix Potter, small ink name to front free endpaper, overall internally very good; publisher's russet cloth with decorative gilt to design by Beatrix Potter, with inset colour illustration to upper cover, a little rubbing to corner-tips with fore-corners turning in ever so slightly, but overall an unusually good example, gilt edges.


cf. Quinby 10; cf. Linder p.426.

Stock ID:102209

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