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Potter, Beatrix

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ISBN 10: 072320599X / ISBN 13: 9780723205999
Published by Frederick Warne, 1969
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Potter, Beatrix. THE TALE OF TOM KITTEN. Frederick Warne, c1935, [1969]. 3rd printing. 59pp. illustrated in color Beatrix Potter. 16mo. Green illustrated covers. Near fine hardcover with only minimal shelfwear, near fine d/j (short closed tear from upper edge of rear panel) $2.50 price upper corner of front flap. Bookseller Inventory # 11034

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Publisher: Frederick Warne

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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(Helen) Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) was an English author and illustrator, botanist, and conservationist, born in Kensington, London best known for her children's books, which featured animal characters such as Peter Rabbit. Educated at home by a succession of governesses, she had little opportunity to mix with other children. Potter had frogs and newts, and even a pet bat. The basis of her many projects and stories were the small animals that she smuggled into the house or observed during family holidays in Scotland and the Lake District. She was encouraged to publish her story, The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902), but she struggled to find a publisher until it was accepted when she was 36, by Frederick Warne & Co. The small book and her following works were extremely well received and she gained an independent income from the sales. Potter eventually wrote 23 books. These were published in a small format, easy for a child to hold and read. Her writing efforts abated around 1920 due to poor eyesight.

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Beatrix Potter is one of the world's best-loved children's authors of all time. From her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902) she went on to create a series of stories based around animal characters including Mrs Tiggy-winkle, Mr Jeremy Fisher and Tom Kitten. Her humorous, lively tales and beautiful illustrations have become a natural part of childhood.A source of inspiration was the Lake District where she lived for the last thirty years of her life as a farmer and conservationist.

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