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POTTER, Beatrix.

The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes.

Stock Code
99062
London, Frederick Warne and Co., 1911
£800

The story of Timmy and Goody Tiptoes is the only Beatrix Potter story apparently set in North America - although this is implied rather than stated anywhere in the book. All the main animal characters are indigenous to North America: grey squirrels, chipmunks and a 'large bear', but the waters are muddied somewhat by the presence of Yellowhammers (or Emberiza citrinella, the birds that sing 'Little bita bread and-no-cheese!') whose range includes Europe and much of Asia but not America.

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Description

First edition, first or second printing; 16mo; colour frontispiece, plain title vignette and 26 colour plates, pictorial endpapers, small corner crease to half-title, erasure mark to dedication page, otherwise the odd spot or marginal mark but in the main, clean and bright; publisher's variant brown boards with mounted colour illustration, near fine, preserved in a modern slip-case.

Bibliography

Linder p.429; Quinby 20.

Stock ID:99062

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