The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1918)
Book ID: 65410
The Tale of Peter Rabbit. London: Warne & Co., (c 1918). Publisher’s dark green/grey boards with colour illustrated panel to upper cover, title lettered in white. A fine bright copy. Housed in collector’s clamshell box.
Colour frontispiece and 41 woodblock engravings from line drawings by the author.
An early edition of this classic children’s book, first published privately by the author, in an edition of only 250 copies.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit was the first book in a series of tales written by Beatrix Potter. After several publishers’ rejections she arranged to have 250 copies privately printed in 1901. The first trade issue was published by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1902, and its success ensured multiple reprints were issued in the years immediately following.