C1906

the-story-of-a-fierce-bad-rabbit-30230

Author:

Beatrix Potter (1866 - 1943)

One of the two rare panoramic books that Beatrix Potter issued in 1906, she had written a third story, The Sly Old Cat, for the same formatt but it was not published at the time because shops refused to stock … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

the-story-of-a-fierce-bad-rabbit-30230

Date:

C1906

Author:

Beatrix Potter (1866 - 1943)

Condition:

Cover soiled, title over written, with minor splits, and tab to flap missing.

Technique:

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114mm 
x 95mm
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the-story-of-a-fierce-bad-rabbit-30230 - Antique Print from 1906

Genuine antique
dated:

1906

Description:

One of the two rare panoramic books that Beatrix Potter issued in 1906, she had written a third story, The Sly Old Cat, for the same formatt but it was not published at the time because shops refused to stock these panoramic books as they became so easily damaged by the public when opening and closing them.

The story of, A Fierce Bad Rabbit, was specifically written for Harold Warne’s little girl, Louie, who had told Aunt Beatrix that Peter was much too good a rabbitt, and she wanted a story about a really naughty one! The manuscript, which is dated ‘Feb. 23rd. 06’, was given to Louie, and her father had it specially bound in a wallet form, which was copied for the published version.

This is the first edition, second issue, with ‘New York & London’ stamped on the rear cover, pp. 28 pages mounted on green cloth and folded, each illustration is accompanied by facing text, 32mo, bound into a wallet style binding with silver tab. Title stamped in dark blue at top and with a pasted colour illustration of a rabbit at centre. Cover soiled, title over written, with minor splits to folds and tab to flap missing.    References; Linder p.426, Quinby 12.

In 1916 the story of, A Fierce Bad Rabbit and The Story of Miss Moppet were printed in book form.

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