Card binding for Potter’s ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’

Beatrix Potter


Cardboard with chromolithographic overlay

5½ x 4¼ inches

This small, precious book was Beatrix Potter’s first hit; originally self-published in 1901, it was commercially issue by Frederick Warne in 1902. [Commentary continues below.]

Scan by a collector and text by Simon Cooke [Click on image to enlarge it, and mouse over the text for links.]

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