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Lot 603
POTTER (BEATRIX)
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, some loss to spine, ownership inscription of Foy Quiller-Couch (Sept. 18, 1908) on front free endpaper

£ 150 - 300
US$ 200 - 400

Printed Books and Maps

23 Feb 2010, 11:00 GMT

Oxford

POTTER (BEATRIX)
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, some loss to spine, ownership inscription of Foy Quiller-Couch (Sept. 18, 1908) on front free endpaper, 1908; The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse, 1910; The Tale of Mr. Tod, free endpapers partly adhered to inside lower covers, 1912, second and third titles PRESENTATION COPIES, with "Presentation Copy" blindstamp on title; The Tale of Two Bad Mice, title, frontispiece and one text leaf loose, lacks most of spine, 1904; The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, lacks spine, 1905; The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, dampstaining, lacks spine, 1906; The Tale of Little Pig Robinson, plain glassine wrapper (a few losses), [1930]; Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes, [1917], FIRST EDITIONS, colour plates, publisher's boards, colour illustration on upper covers, 16mo, Frederick Warne (8)

Footnotes

  • It is probable that the presentation copies of Mrs. Tittlemouse and Mr. Tod were sent to Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, father of Foy Felicia whose ownership inscription is in the first edition of Jemima Puddle-Duck. The family lived at Fowey, and the Jeremy Fisher has the bookseller's label of Joseph Pollard, from nearby Truro.
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