POTTER, BEATRIX, illustrator. WEATHERLY, FREDERIC E. 1848-1929. A Happy Pair. London: Hildesheimer & Faulkner, and New York: Geo. C. Whitney, [1890].
Lot 25
POTTER, BEATRIX, illustrator.
WEATHERLY, FREDERIC E. 1848-1929.
A Happy Pair. London: Hildesheimer & Faulkner, and New York: Geo. C. Whitney, [1890].
US$ 10,000 - 15,000
£ 7,900 - 12,000

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POTTER, BEATRIX, illustrator. WEATHERLY, FREDERIC E. 1848-1929. A Happy Pair. London: Hildesheimer & Faulkner, and New York: Geo. C. Whitney, [1890].
POTTER, BEATRIX, illustrator.
WEATHERLY, FREDERIC E. 1848-1929. A Happy Pair. London: Hildesheimer & Faulkner, and New York: Geo. C. Whitney, [1890].
16mo (120 x 101 mm), [title], 14, with 6 chromolithographed print illustrations. Original pictorial stiff wrappers with chromolithographed print (identical to third illustration in text), bound with white silk cord with pale blue tassel, all edges gilt. Spine edge splitting from bottom, front panel creased, light soiling to wrappers.

BEATRIX POTTER'S FIRST BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS, with her initials, H.B.P. on each illustration, credited on the front wrapper as Illustrated by H.B.P. The text was written by Victorian song lyricist Frederic Weatherly, best known for the ballad Danny Boy, and the popular song, Londonderry Air. Very few of this first and only edition were published, pre-dating Potter's Peter Rabbit by more than ten years.
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