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  1. First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author; 8vo; frontispiece and illustrations by Joseph Schindelman; publisher's cloth-backed grey boards, titles to spine in link. With the pictorial dust jacket. Minor toning to the text but an excellent copy in the dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made, black quarter morocco box.

    £2,250
  2. First edition thus; 4to (280 x 230 mm); fifty mounted coloured plates with captioned tissue-guards including tipped-in frontispiece (lacking one tissue-guard to illustration opposite p. 38), a further seven black & white plates and 12 black & white illustrations within text, neat gift inscription to blank second front, free endpaper, slight toning to margins of text leaves, else very good; publisher's green cloth gilt, faded and worn, more so to the spine, mild mottling to endpapers, printed dust-jacket, spine darkened, lightly dust-soiled and chipped with losses to spine extremities but otherwise sound.

    £1,250
  3. First edition, first, second or third printing; 16mo; 27 colour plates, plain title vignette and colour pictorial endpapers all by Beatrix Potter.............; publisher's grey boards blocked in white with inset colour illustration to upper cover, corners, head and tail of spine rubbed, slight dust-soiling to spine, otherwise good.

    £450
  4. First edition, 8vo (23 x 19 cm); 15pp., illustrated throughout in red, yellow, black and blue, staples slightly rusted; original printed wrappers, an excellent example.

    £1,350
  5. 8vo (23 x 17.5 cm); 56pp., illustrated throughout in black and white by Chekhonin, patterned endpapers; blue cloth backed illustrated boards designed by Chekhonin, corners bumped and minor wear otherwise a very good copy.

    £1,000
  6. First edition, 8vo (22 x 17.5 cm); 8pp., chromolithographs throughout; original printed wrappers, small 'Printed in Russia' stamp to bottom of cover, lower third of spine split, some rusting to original staples but holding fine, a very good copy.

    £950
  7. First English edition, first impression; 8vo, (20.4 x 15.4 cm); frontispiece, pictorial title and 11 full-page plates by F.D. Bedford, scattered light foxing, offsetting to endpapers, hinges slightly loose but holding; publisher's gilt-pictorial sage cloth, design showing Peter, two mermaids and the crocodile, slight speckling to edges, minor rubbing to corners and extremities, with the dust jacket repeating the binding design, also gilt, jacket worn and slightly sunned, overall a very good copy scarce in the dust jacket; [viii], 267pp.

    £6,250
  8. First edition, 16mo (140 x 110 mm); including 15 colour illustrations with black and white vignettes within text, slight age-toning, otherwise internally near-fine; publisher's maroon paper-covered boards, fielded panel enclosing illustrated paste-down of Pigling Bland, spine darkened, small dent to base of rear board, otherwise near-fine; 93, [1] pp.

    £375
  9. First edition, first or second printing, with date to title; 16mo (160 x 110 mm); colour frontispiece, plain title vignette and 26 colour plates, pictorial endpapers, a few very minor, light marginal marks; publisher's green boards with mounted colour illustration, boards mildly rubbed, more so to spine estremities, otherwise very good and internally near-fine.

    £450
  10. Facsimile manuscript, number 474 of a limited edition of 500 copies; 12mo (154 x 91 mm, 6 x 3½ in); 8 colour illustrations tipped-in, 2 black-and-white illustrations tipped-in; gilt-ruled straight-grained dark green morocco, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, slipcase with gilt-stamped design to upper board, near-mint condition.

    £150
 

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