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POTTER, Beatrix; SENDAK, Maurice.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

...introduced by Maurice Sendak.

Stock Code
101664
New York, Kingston, Battledore Ltd, 1995
£1,150

An excellent production reproducing 34 of the original 41 plain illustrations from the edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit privately printed by Beatrix Potter in 1901. This edition was produced & designed by Iain Bain with Alecto Historical Editions, co-ordinated by bookseller Justin G.Schiller, and features an original appreciation by renowned Beatrix Potter expert and children's book author & illustrator Maurice Sendak.

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Description

First edition thus, number XXI of XXV hors commerce copies, from an overall limitation of 250 copies; 16mo; comprising printed introductory booklet signed & numbered in pencil by Maurice Sendak, with additional pencil signature of printing historian Iain Bain, in original printed wrappers, 34 line block illustrations printed in brown ink on Arches paper, each with pencil limitation details and printed monogram of Alecto Historical Editions on verso, with tissue guard, each loose in separate printed card sleeve; together housed in original cloth drop-back box with inset illustration on upper cover and gilt label on spine, a fine copy.

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