POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse. (PRESENTATION COPY - LATER EDITION - 1918)

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TITLE: The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse.

PUBLISHER: London: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd, [after 1918],

DESCRIPTION: PRESENTATION COPY LATER EDITION. 1 vol., inscribed on the half-title by the author 'To Elizabeth Todhunter from Beatrix Potter Jan 5 1937', 27 colour plates (including frontispiece), pictorial pastedowns and endpapers, original pictorial cream boards.

CONDITION: Inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, internally clean and bright, textblock a bit shaken otherwise VERY GOOD.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Provenance: sold Bonhams, Printed Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Photographs, 4 November 2008, lot 312 (along with 2 autograph letters and other related items). Elizabeth Todhunter and her sister Edith had a small business designing and making bendable dolls called 'The Wee Folk', which they initially ran from their home in Windermere. Apparently Beatrix Potter received several 'Wee Folk' figures from the sisters and enjoyed arranging them on her chimney piece.