The story of Timmy and Goody Tiptoes is the only Beatrix Potter story apparently set in North America – although this is implicit 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.
First edition, first or second printing, with date to title, 16mo., colour frontispiece, plain title vignette and 26 colour plates, pictorial endpapers, publisher’s green boards with mounted colour illustration, spine slightly faded, still near-fine overall; preserved in custom-made solander box with upper board of book replicated on lid.
Linder p.429; Quinby 20.
Stock ID: 97318