Tale of Peter Rabbit First Edition - Beatrix Potter - Bauman Rare BooksQuintessentially English, the immediately recognizable work of Beatrix Potter has delighted children for more than a century. Her own childhood was spent reading Grimms' Fairy Tales, Br'er Rabbit and Aesop's fables, influences that are very clear in her work. Her stories all revolve around animals, with human characteristics, involved in situations that are true to life and occasionally cruel. Inspired by her own love of nature and her rural surroundings, Potter's books started life as letters sent to her friends and family. In publishing her tales, none of her fondness for the animals and countryside is lost; nor is the personal warmth she put into each story. It is almost as if she is reading the stories to you herself and you are the first person to hear them. Potter's distinctive illustrations which punctuate each story are as famous as the books themselves; JemimaPuddleduck's bonnet and shawl, Peter Rabbit in his blue jacket and Jeremy Fisher punting along the pond on his lily-pad boat.
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Only this work and The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin were issued in the present exition cloth, provided by Beatrix Potter's grandfather's calico printing factory in Manchester. Her work is only now being properly evaluated. Pictorial endpapers and 27 colour plates Copies on Abebooks Copies on eBay. Frederick Warne and Co.
In all, Potter self-published the highly successful children's book The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Complete your details. Add to Basket. In her thirties, Potter wrote thirty books; the best known being her twenty-three children's tales.
Hill Top remained a working farm but was now remodelled to allow for the tenant family and Potter's private studio and workshop. The tenant farmer John Cannon and his family agreed to stay on to manage the farm for her while she made physical improvements and learned the techniques of fell farming and of raising livestock, including pigs. Daphne Hardcover - as published. One is the safety of his lettuces; the other beatrux rabbit pie.
Born into an upper-middle-class household, Potter was educated by governesses and grew up isolated from other children. She had numerous pets and spent holidays in Scotland and the Lake District , developing a love of landscape, flora, and fauna, all of which she closely observed and painted. In her thirties, Potter self-published the highly successful children's book The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Following this, Potter began writing and illustrating children's books full-time. In all, Potter wrote thirty books; the best known being her twenty-three children's tales. With the proceeds from the books and a legacy from an aunt, in Potter bought Hill Top Farm in Near Sawrey , a village in the Lake District which at that time was in Lancashire. Over the following decades, she purchased additional farms to preserve the unique hill country landscape.
Create an account Receive notices of PDF catalogs in your fields of interest. The first edition to feature Potter's colour illustrations. London The dust jacket is missing.
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Small format. Show all copies. The story was re-written in a school exercise book and a watercolour frontis and 42 line illustrations, in fine condition, prepared in pen and ink. Green marbled paper over boards with green gilt leather s.