Lot 176: Two Beatrix Potter First Editions

A) The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. Beatrix Potter, Frederick Warne and Co., London, 1904. First edition, early issue. No DJ, spine exposed and frayed. 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" original dark gray paper covered bards, central color pictorial oval insert . Illustrated endpapers, first page loose, repairs to first gathering. 85pp. including 26 full page color illustrated plates and blanks in between plates. Pencil handwriting to half title page. B) The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Beatrix Potter, Henry Altemus Company, Philadelphia, 1904. Pictorial green cloth stamped. Early American printing, 127pp. with 31 illustrations. Binding loose, several pages detached, edges frayed.

Estimate: $300 - $500

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