POTTER (BEATRIX) The Tailor of Gloucester, FIRST PRIVATELY PRINTED EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "For Gloucester Infirmary Bazaar from Beatrix Potter" on front free endpaper, 1902
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POTTER (BEATRIX) The Tailor of Gloucester, FIRST PRIVATELY PRINTED EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "For Gloucester Infirmary Bazaar from Beatrix Potter" on front free endpaper, 1902
£2,500 - 3,500
US$ 4,200 - 5,900
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POTTER (BEATRIX)
The Tailor of Gloucester, FIRST PRIVATELY PRINTED EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "For Gloucester Infirmary Bazaar from Beatrix Potter" on front free endpaper, 16 colour plates (one loose), early ownership inscription of Helen A. Shannon, publisher's pink boards, with printed illustration on upper cover, age-soiled with minor loss to extremities of spine [Linder 420; Quinby 3], 16mo, [London], December 1902

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  • EVOCATIVELY INSCRIBED COPY OF BEATRIX POTTER'S SECOND BOOK, ONE OF 500 COPIES PRINTED, given by her to the Gloucester Infirmary Bazaar. In 1903 a Garden Bazaar and Fête was held to raise funds towards the the addition of a Nurses' Home at the Infirmary. Of the story told in The Tailor of Gloucester Potter wrote in the preface that "I heard it in Gloucestershire, and that is is true - at least about the tailor...".
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