Published by Frederick Warne & Co. London (1902)
First Edition, First Printing with "wept big tears" on p.51. A beautiful copy. The book is bound in the original publisher's brown boards with some repair. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean and the book is complete with the frontispiece present. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely First Edition of this First Published Trade Edition in collectors condition. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy Beatrix Potter First Editions. Frederick Warne & Co. London, 1902. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition.
Published by London: Frederick Warne and Co.,  (1902)
Sextodecimo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and front board brown, pictorial label to front cover, top edge gilt, grey leaf-patterned endpapers. Housed in a custom grey chemise and grey cloth solander box. Spine rolled and sunned, boards gently bowed, mark to rear cover, front hinge split at ends, rear hinge split at head. A very good copy. Frontispiece and 30 colour illustrations by the author. First trade edition, deluxe issue. It is believed to be one of 2,000 copies issued in cloth from the first 8,000; there were two colours for the deluxe issue, yellow and green. Regular copies were issued in printed boards. With the original leaf-pattern endpapers and with "wept big tears" on p. 51 (the text reading "cried big tears" in the privately printed edition; "wept big tears" in the first three impressions of the trade edition; and "shed big tears" from the fourth impression onwards). Linder, p. 421; Quinby 2. London: Frederick Warne and Co., , 1902.
Published by London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1902 (1902)
A Remarkably Fine Copy of the First Trade Edition of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" The First Edition with Thirty Colored Plates POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Peter Rabbit. London: Frederick Warne and Co., [n.d., 1902]. First Warne 'Trade' Edition, first, second, or third printing* (October-December 1902), all identical, and following all points in Quinby, and with "wept" on line 2 of page 51. Twelvemo (5 7/16 x 4 1/8 inches; 139 x 106 mm.). 97,  pp. Color frontispiece and thirty color plates (included in pagination). Black and white vignette on title-page. Original dark brown boards lettered in white on front cover and spine. Color pictorial label (being a repetition of the color illustration on p. 26) on front cover within a rectangular blind panel outlined in blind. Gray leaf-patterned endpapers (later changed to pictorial). The tiniest bit of foxing along fore edges of free endpapers. Light printer's ink stain to (blank) verso of page ninety-three. Quite simply one of the best copies we have seen in many years, with virtually no wear whatsoever to the binding which is as clean and fresh as the day it was published. Housed in a felt-lined full tan morocco clamshell case, spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments. "There are no recognizable differences between the first three printings, except that green boards were introduced after the first printing" (Linder). *This is the first commercially published printing, issued in October 1902 in an edition of 8,000 copies. This is known as the First Trade Edition, and was bound in either brown or gray boards with a color illustration of Peter in his light blue jacket mounted to the front board with white lettering above and below and to the spine. A further 12,000 copies were printed in November, and 8,220 copies in December 1902. These three printings are identical internally. The only variation that exists is that some copies of the second and third printings were issued in green boards. The Tale of Peter Rabbit was the first of the thirteen early "Peter Rabbit" Series which were published between 1902 and 1918. The Story of Peter Rabbit was originally conceived by Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) whilst on holiday with her family at Eastwood, Dunkeld, Scotland. Through the 1890s, Beatrix Potter sent illustrated story letters to the children of her former governess, Annie Moore. On September 4th, 1893 she wrote a 'picture letter' and sent it to Moore's eldest son Noël. This five year old boy was the recipient of what has become one of the most famous letters ever written. "Sep[tember] 4th, 93. My dear Noel, I don't know what to write to you, so I shall tell you a story about four little rabbits whose names were Flopsy, Mopsy Cottontail, and Peter." (Judy Taylor. Beatrix Potter's Letters, pp. 19-27). The Tale of Peter Rabbit was to become one of the preeminent children's books of the twentieth century, and firmly established Beatrix Potter as a popular author and illustrator. In 1900, Annie Moore, realizing the commercial potential of Potter's stories, suggested they be made into books. Potter embraced the suggestion, and, borrowing her complete correspondence (which had been carefully preserved by the Moore children), selected the letter written on 4 September 1893 to five-year-old Noel that featured a tale about a rabbit named Peter. Potter biographer Linda Lear explains: "The original letter was too short to make a proper book so [Potter] added some text and made new black-and-white illustrations. and made it more suspenseful. These changes slowed the narrative down, added intrigue, and gave a greater sense of the passage of time. Then she copied it out into a stiff-covered exercise book, and painted a colored frontispiece showing Mrs. Rabbit dosing Peter with camomile tea". Potter had originally titled the book The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Mr. McGregor's Garden and sent it to several publishers, but her manuscript was rejected by all, including Frederick Warne & Co., who nearly a decade earlier had shown some interest in her artwork. Some publishers wanted a shorter book, others a longer one. But most wanted colored illustrations which by 1900 were both popular and affordable. These rejections were extremely frustrating to Potter, who knew exactly how her book should look and how much it should cost - she had adopted the format and style of Helen Bannerman's Little Black Sambo (1899). She decided to publish the book herself, and on 16 December 1901 the first 250 copies of her privately printed The Tale of Peter Rabbit were "ready for distribution to family and friends". This little book immediately proved to be a huge success amongst her friends, family and and others (including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) and within just a few weeks she had requested a second impression (200 copies, February 1902) to be produced. At the same time Frederick Warne and Co. had reconsidered their position on publishing the work, and a deal was made with Potter to produce the first trade edition with colored plates throughout. In October of 1902 The Tale of Peter Rabbit was published by Warne with thirty illustrations in the three-color process printed by Edmund Evans. Its success was immense. So familiar did her animal characters become among children that Miss Potter was told how ?a small boy in church once inquired audibly whether the apostle was Peter Rabbit' (Linder, p. 92). Linder, p. 421; Quinby 2; V & A 1628. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1902, 1902.
Published by Frederick Warne and Co, London (1902)
First trade edition of the first book by one of the giants of the Golden Age of Illustration, and of children's picture books. Rebellious little Peter was based on one of Potter's own pet rabbits whom she spent hours observing and sketching. Soon she began forming stories around her beloved animals to entertain the children of her former governess, and it was the combination of these two real-life affections that made PETER RABBIT so captivating. However, the path to publication and international success was not simple. Unable to find a publisher in the beginning, Potter published two rounds of private editions for friends and family at her own expense, a total of only 450 copies, before Warne took on the project - after having earlier rejected it. Seeing the charm firsthand of the "quaint little book" she had printed, Warne reconsidered on the conditions that the text be revised to prose (the private editions were in verse) and that Potter create color illustrations instead of the black-and-white images of the private edition. This copy is one of the earliest printings: according to Linder, "There are no recognizable differences between the first three printings." It has the first-state text and earliest endpapers, as well as illustrations removed from later editions like Potter's self-portrait as Mrs. MacGregor holding a rabbit pie on page 14. A gorgeous copy. 5.5'' x 4''. Original brown paper boards lettered in white with pictorial paste-on of Peter Rabbit on front board. Grey leaf-patterned endpapers. Illustrated by Potter with color illustrations facing each page of text. Page 51 with "wept big tears." 98 pages. Housed in custom quarter brown goatskin clamshell box and brown cloth chemise. Hinges expertly repaired, else a remarkably beautiful copy without any noticeable edgewear and with clean text. Frederick Warne and Co, London, 1902. Condition: Near fine.
Published by Frederick Warne & Co. (1902)
Association Member: PBFA
1st 1902. Very good condition with no wrapper. Deluxe Edition. "wept" for "shed" on page 51. According to Linder 8000 copies of Peter Rabbit were first printed for the trade edition and 2000 of these were bound in this deluxe format. Small format as normal for the Peter Rabbit series. Green cloth with red titles to spine and front cover, also a pictorial onlay to the front. Grey floral endpapers. 97 pages. Colour illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. A few light scuff marks to cover edges. Joints were either cracked or broken but now repaired but evidence of old tape repairs and some slight loss of surface paper to endpapers. Heavy crease to page 50. Grubby fingermarks to contents, mainly at page edges. Page 86 has light ink mark along very top edge. A decent copy of this scarce little book. This copy would make a wonderful gift. Packaged with care and promptly dispatched!. Frederick Warne & Co., 1902. Hardback. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Potter, Beatrix (illustrator). First edition.
Published by F. Warne & Co, London (1902)
First published trade edition with the frontispiece as a facsimile and re-backed in black calf on the spine. The book is in very good condition with some wear and creasing to boards and previous owner's name to endpaper. The pages are clean with restoration to page 9/10 with facsimile replacement of the last three lines on page 9. The boards of the book are in the original publisher's gray paper. This First Trade Edition of 8000 copies was issue in both brown and gray paper boards with no priority. Overall, a scarce First Edition with the First Issue point of "wept big tears" on page 51. F. Warne & Co, London, 1902. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition.
Published by Frederick Warne and Co. London. 1902 (1902)
FIRST TRADE EDITION. 16mo. (5.6 x 4.4 inches). First state of the text with 'wept big tears' on page 51. Illustrated with colour frontis, line vignette of a bunny on the title page and 30 fine colour plates by the Author throughout. A very good bright and clean copy. Original brown boards with white lettering (with a single dot in the centre of the 'o's in the title on the front board and the spine) and colour picture of Peter mounted to the blind stamped panel of the front board. Leaf patterned endpapers. Neat gift inscription, dated Xmas 1902, on the half title page. One small repaired tear (about a half inch), without any loss, to the lower inner margin of the frontispiece and some very minor thumbing to the bottom of the pages otherwise a lovely copy. Boards just a little rubbed and bumped to the extremities. Overall a superior copy of this famous title. The first edition to feature Potter's colour illustrations. The book is housed in a felt lined clamshell box covered in dark green cloth. The spine lettered in gilt. ----- More photos available on request. Frederick Warne and Co. London. 1902, 1902. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition.
Published by London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co.,  (1907)
Small octavo. Original green cloth, titles and decoration to spine and front cover gilt, colour picture of Peter Rabbit to front cover, illustrated endpapers. Illustrated throughout by Beatrix Potter. First deluxe issue with the new illustrations. In the autumn of 1907 a new set of blocks were made, two of the illustrations on pages 68 & 81 were redrawn; the characters are enlarged with less of the background showing. These blocks were used for six or seven years, after which the old ones were again used. Linder p. 422. London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co., , 1907.
Published by New York Kingston Battledore Ltd (1995)
First edition thus, number XXI of XXV hors commerce copies, from an overall limitation of 250 copies; 16mo; comprising printed introductory booklet signed & numbered in pencil by Maurice Sendak, with additional pencil signature of printing historian Iain Bain, in original printed wrappers, 34 line block illustrations printed in brown ink on Arches paper, each with pencil limitation details and printed monogram of Alecto Historical Editions on verso, with tissue guard, each loose in separate printed card sleeve; together housed in original cloth drop-back box with inset illustration on upper cover and gilt label on spine, a fine copy. An excellent production reproducing 34 of the original 41 plain illustrations from the edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit privately printed by Beatrix Potter in 1901. This edition was produced & designed by Iain Bain with Alecto Historical Editions, co-ordinated by bookseller Justin G.Schiller, and features an original appreciation by renowned Beatrix Potter expert and children's book author & illustrator Maurice Sendak. New York Kingston Battledore Ltd, 1995.
Published by Frederick Warne & Co
A very rare 1st edition, first commercial print of "The Tale Of Peter Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter I believe it was published in 1902. Leaf patterned endpapers.'Wept big tears' on page 51.Dot in 'O' of Potter.The title page has come away and page numbers start from page 8 indicating first few pages are missing.Front leaf endpaper is missing and needs rebinding. Pages are bright and clean with just a pencil inscription T.R.S on title page. Frederick Warne & Co. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition.
Published by Battledore (1995)
BEATRIX POTTER'S - THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT, Battledore, 1995, first edition, as new in tray case. A new printing from the original line-blocks made for the first private edition of 1901. 1/250 copies SIGNED by both Maurice Sendak who supplies a 15 page introduction and designer Iain Bain. Battledore, 1995. First Edition.
Published by Warne, UK (1948)
An original 1940's Medium Oak Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Bookshelf with a contemporary 23 volume set of Potter books from the 1940's. Including The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, The Tailor of Gloucester, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, The Tale of Two Bad Mice, The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, The Tale of Tom Kitten, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies, The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse, The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes, The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse, The Tale of Mr. Tod, The Tale of Pigling Bland, The Tale of Samuel Whiskers, The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan, Ginger & Pickles, The Tale of Little Pig Robinson, The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit, The Story of Miss Moppet, Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes and Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes. Books are generally very good and bright. Light edge rubbing. Contents quite good. A few odd inscriptions. The original dustjackets to 21 volumes and are generally good to very good. Edges rubbed and nicked. Age toing and light soiling to some. The bookshelf was designed to take the complete set of the famous series of books by Potter. Incudes the original booklet that came with the bookcase. Missing the paper label that was originally stuck on the movable hinged top display. The bookcase is generally complete with a little edge loss to base and feet but quite bright. A little light marking/scratching to wood but nothing excessive. Size is 370mm high x 270mm wide x 125mm. An exceedingly rare item. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 15841/16161 Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Warne, UK, 1948. Original Board. Condition: Very Good. New Edition.
Published by Reilly & Britton,, Chicago (1911)
Six Volumes, 32mo, 4" h x 3" w. The Night Before Christmas dated 1905, the rest, 1911. Bound in original red paper covered boards with pictorial paste downs to front covers that are surrounded by a stamped design of holly and berries. White end papers, each book with numerous full-page color and some black and white illustrations throughout, the only credited illustrator John R. Neill for Peter Rabbit. Introductions by L. Frank Baum. Publisher's ads at ends. A Very Good set, lacking the original slipcase, spines a bit rubbed, contents clean and unmarked, hinges solid. SCARCE as a complete set. The tumultuous and complicated history of "Little Black Sambo" as a book and as a pejorative term adds a painful overlay to this otherwise charming Christmas stocking stuffer. Size: 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. Reilly & Britton,, Chicago, 1911. Decorative Paper Covered Board. Condition: Very Good. First Edition Thus.
Published by Kingston: Battledore, (1995)
Thirty-four of the original surviving blocks (from 42) restruck from the first private edition of 1901. Accompanying the prints is a booklet introducing the prints by Maurice Sendak. All elements fine. One of 250 numbered copies SIGNED by Sendak and Iain Bain, who oversaw the design and production of this edition. Kingston: Battledore, 1995. First printing of this edition.
(Potter, Beatrix)illus. THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT - A PORTFOLIO OF ART PRINTS FROM THE ORIGINAL LINE BLOCKS MADE FOR THE FIRST PRIVATE EDITION. Battledore, Kingston, NY, 1995. Edition of 250 sets. signed by Maurice Sendak. 24mo., cloth clamshell box, introductory brochure by Maurice Sendak, signed by him, and 34 block prints in brown ink on fine paper, each in its own numbered and captioned folder. Fine. 1996. Potter, Beatrix (illustrator).
Published by Frederick Warne (1902)
A repaired first edition. Rebacked brown boards with coloured illustration of PEter Rabbit. Light pen line through the illustration. Two replaced illustrated front end papers.Grey leaf. Dedication on half title page dated 1902. Taped hinges throughout. Two pages with taped repairs. Tears on some 7 pages which have stuck together. Missing piece on page 16. Marked pages. Complete edition. Frederick Warne, 1902. Hardcover. Condition: Poor. 1st Edition.
Published by Warne and Co, UK (1910)
Reprint C1919-1910. Dated by endpapers. Un-common early edition and bright. Book is very good++ with light rubbing to edges, Contents are good. Small name to inner page. A lovely early example and rare in this bright condition. More images can be taken upon request.Ref16161 Size: 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. Warne and Co, UK, 1910. Pictorial Cover. Condition: Good ++. Beatrix Potter (illustrator). Reprint.
Published by Folio Society (2020)
First editions thus, first impressions (Folio Society, 2020). All 12 volumes bound in cloth with gilded edges and housed in a presentation box. A very attractive production. Folio Society, 2020. Hardcover. Condition: As New. 1st Edition, Special Edition.
Published by Frederick Warne and Co (An imprint of Penguin) (2012)
Special limited edition (of 1000 copies) being a celebration of Peter Rabbit's 100th year. It contains clothbound volumes of Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson - as well as an individually signed letter from this acclaimed writer. The cloth pattern was specially commissioned from renowned design studio Timorous Beasties. This is copy no 522 of 1000. The books are contained in a decorated box, protected by a plain white cardboard slip and still in original brown box with details label to top. This copy would make a wonderful gift. Frederick Warne and Co (An imprint of Penguin), 2012. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition, Special Edition. Signed by Author(s).
Published by Grosset & Dunlap (1943)
THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT ANIMATED, Grosset & Dunlap, 1943, first edition, vg+/near fine in vg- full color pictorial dust-wrapper with some light wear and tear. A movable. Grosset & Dunlap, 1943. First Edition.
Published by Published by Frederick Warne & CO, London (1903)
, 97 pages and "wept big tears" on p51 suggesting fourth or earlier printing from 1903, pictorial endpapers design 1 (Linder) suggesting fifth printing 1903, possibly parts from two different editions, contains 29 of the 31 illustrations from the 97 page editions First edition , boards rubbed, top 1cm and bottom 3 cm of spine missing, missing front free endpaper, half title, title page, frontispiece and first illustration on p8, text block detached from binding, marks to pages in places, graze to margin of illustration on p80, pages taped together at p96/7, poor condition , coloured paper covered boards, inlaid coloured picture, printed titles to front and spine, illustrated endpapers , 18 cm x 14 cm Hardback ISBN: Published by Frederick Warne & CO, London, 1903.
Published by Frederick Warne, NEW YORK, (2013)
, WITH CD READ BY EMMA. HBDJ, 2013, Stated 1st Published, First Edition/First Printing.with #1 INTACT Number Line, Hardcover. 8 1/2 X 11 IN. Condition: Fine- Light Wear rub. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine- ,.Signed bookplate affixed. with cd read by author. Signed by Author, inspired by original Tales of Beatrix Potter, 69 pgs, Light cover wrinkle to btm front cvr edge red boards, Rabbits are always "uppity" during Christmas and Peter Rabbit is no exception. He & is bunny cousin Benjamin try to save their turkey friend from being the main course for the holiday dinner! Very scarce with signature. Frederick Warne, NEW YORK, 2013. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Eleanor TAYLOR, (illustrator). 1st Edition. Signed by Author.
Published by Harter Publishing Co. Cleveland, Ohio. 1931. (1931)
16 numbered pages plus color pictorial card covers,oversized booklet 13 x 9 1/4 inches with 8 full page color illustrations by Peat. Previous owner's name neatly written on inside front cover, light creasing to lower corners of card covers, very occasional light soiling, one tiny tear at page edge. Overall very good, bright condition. The story of Peter who, unlike sisters Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail, disobeys his mother and goes into Mr. McGregor's garden. Mother had warned her brood "Your father had an accident there. He was put into a pie by Mrs. McGregor." Agonizing tension ensues. In this first edition featuring illustrations by Fern Bisel Peat the color illustrations are reproduced in very clear, bright colors. Harter Publishing Co. Cleveland, Ohio. 1931., 1931. wrappers.
Published by SeaStar, New York (2001)
Glossy illustrated boards. A timeless tale wonderfully illustrated by Hague. Signed with a shetch of a rabbit's head on full title page. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. SeaStar, New York, 2001. Hardcover. Hague, Michael (illustrator). First edition thus, first printing. Signed by Michael Hague. Book.
Published by Saalfield, USA (1934)
Wraps clean and bright with a bit of rubbing and tiny closed nicks to the edge in places and small loss to the lower right hand corner of the front cover. 6 pages of Stand-Ups not used - as new. Contents in very nice condition. Saalfield, USA, 1934. Stiff Wraps. Condition: Very Good+. Sidney Sage (illustrator). First Edition.
Published by Grosset and Dunlap, us (1943)
NF WITH 4 WORKING MOVEABLE TABS PICTURES. Grosset and Dunlap, us, 1943. Hardcover. Condition: VG+ minor shelp wear. JULIAN WEHR (illustrator).
Published by NY, G&D, (N.D.)
8vo.1st thus .ring boound.very good with the bottom inch of spine torn but intact.D.J.mostly there with loss at bottom of spine.text block slightly off-center.but 4 pull tabs animated illus. in fine condition.bright and intact.(Skds). NY, G&D, (N.D.). Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included.
Published by Sea Star Books, NY (2001)
Gift quality copy. Signed & illustrated (Peter Rabbit) in ink, by Michael Hague, on title page! First Edition! Red end pages, glossy and tight textblock. All page edges are crisp and sound. Glossy illustrated boards, matching illustrated dust jacket, unclipped and in mylar. No pagination. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Sea Star Books, NY, 2001. Glossy Illustrated Boards. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine (in mylar). Michael Hague (illustrator). First Edition. Signed & Illustrated By Michael Hague. Hardcover.
Published by Whitman Publishing, Akron, OH (1934)
Illustrated paper wraps, some darkening at edges, crease to one punch out, 1" tear to one page, all pieces present and intact. Each page printed one side only in color with punch-out figures that stand up to make a 3-dimensional scene. The text is taken from Beatrix Potter's classic, and most well-known tale and illustrated with fun and brightly colored stand-up pages. Size: Folio. Whitman Publishing, Akron, OH, 1934. Original Wraps. Condition: Very Good. Sidney Sage (illustrator). First Edition.
Published by London, Warne, 's-2000's. (1980)
All volumes are small 8vo. or.pict.bds. OCTAVO SIZE. HARDCOVER. Each book contains about 60 pages. All books are first editions thus. All books in very good plus to excellent condition, and four books as noted in dust jackets. SIX BOOKS IN TOTAL. #AAA1. Collection of six various books by Beatrix Potter, comprising the following titles: * . ****** THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT. in dust jacket. BENJAMIN BUNNY. in dust jacket. TWO BAD MICE. JEMIMA PUDDLE-DUCK. in dust jacket. PIE AND THE PATTY PAN. GINGER AND PICKLES. in dust jacket. . ***** Buy with confidence from one of Australia's oldest bookshops established in 1975. London, Warne, 's-2000's., 1980. All volumes are illusts. by the author in colour with the new colour reproductions., utilising modern printing techniques to highlight the colours, shadings and fine detail of the original 1920's artwork. (illustrator).