A History of the Writings of Beatrix Potter including Unpublished Work :: Leslie Linder

A History of the Writings of Beatrix Potter including Unpublished Work :: Leslie Linder soon to be presented for sale on the first-class BookLovers of Bath web site!

London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co., 1971, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Facsimiles; Colour photographs; Top edge dyed Red; Colour plates; Black & white plates; Maps (1); Tables; Appendices (4);

From the cover: Thanks to Leslie Linders unquenchable enthusiasm, this is an exciting book, because he not only tells the tale behind The Tales the history of how each book in the famous Peter Rabbit series came to be written -but his persistent research, begun as far back as 1952, has uncovered a wealth of Beatrix Potters writing which has never been published before.

Some of the stories were intended as Peter Rabbit books. The Sly Old Cat was prepared in panoramic form, and it is reproduced in facsimile here. The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots, to quote Beatrix Potter, concerns a well-behaved prime black kitty cat who leads rather a double life, and goes out hunting with a little gun on moonlight nights. The Tale of the Birds and Mr. Tod was to be a collection of Aesops fables rewritten in the inimitable Potter style; three stories are quoted, one, The Fox and the Stork, with its complete set of illustrations. The Oakmen was originally written for her niece Nancy, who imagined these little elfin characters living in oak trees.

Something very very NICE is in this book. It is an intriguing tale about Ribby and Duchess who are by no means so respectable as they appear in The Pie and the…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Just a hint of fading to the spine of the dust wrapper which is a trifle loose. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. The contents complete, clean and tight.

Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. (xxvi) 446 pages. Index. 9½” x 6½”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I fascinate you with a carefully selected medley featured in my Biography catalogue?

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