The Tale Of Peter Rabbit

by Potter, Beatrix

The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a children's book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. The story follows Peter Rabbit, a mischievous and disobedient young rabbit, as he ventures into the garden of farmer Mr. McGregor. The tale was written for five-year-old Noel Moore, son of Potter's former governess, in 1893. It was revised and privately printed by Potter in 1901 after several publishers' rejections but was printed in a trade edition by Frederick Warne & Co. in 1902. 

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Potter's book was initially rejected by publishers, who were looking for color illustrations. Resisting that idea, Potter paid for 250 copies to be printed at her own expense, which she distributed to family and friends in 1901 and shortly needed to print another 200 copies. Frederick Warne & Co reached out to the author (although they were one of the initial rejectors) asking if she would cut some illustrations and add colors - and eventually, a contract was agreed upon. The first 8,000 copies of the trade edition sold out before printing, and by the end of 1902 28,000 copies were in print; a year after the first commercial publication there were 56,470 copies in print.Of the first printing, first edition run there were 2,000 deluxe editions bound in either green or yellow cloth. The rest were bound in brown board.  

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by BEATRIX POTTER

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First American Publisher's Pirated Beatrix Potter Tale of Peter Rabbit, Copyrighted by Altemus in 1904. Done for the WEE BOOKS for WEE FOLKS Series, this Decorated Paste-on with 1/4 embellished Cloth is the TRUE FIRST Altemus EDITION / FIRST PRINTING!! Overall Very Good- / Very Good Condition, Covers a bit soiled but solid Paste-On Color, with… Read more about this item
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by Potter, Beatrix (Helen Beatrix Potter) (1866 - 1943)

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1993
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London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1993. -----012723 - The scan you see is the book you get. Blue cloth with gilt on front and spine (roughly) 6 1/4" by 4 1/2" (inches) head band, aeg (all edges gilt), 58 pages with colour illustrations by Beatrix Potter, As New condition still in cellophane/shrink wrap, box/slipcase is in As… Read more about this item
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London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd, 1964. Hardback. Very Good Indeed. 6" by 4.5". Beatrix Potter. A delightful reprint of Beatrix Potter's most popular and successful work, featuring Peter Rabbit and his siblings. First published in 1902, this work follows the mischievous Peter Rabbit as he finds himself in Mr. McGregor's garden. It quickly became… Read more about this item
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Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Company, 1904. Second American Edition, First Format with Green Cloth and Decorated Endpapers. Small Duodecimo. Tan paper dust jacket with black ink illustrations and lettering, green illustrated cloth over boards, white end papers with orange illustrations, thirty-one color illustrations. Altemus' Wee Books for Wee Folks. Good dust jacket, chipping to spine ends, top third of front… Read more about this item
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UK: Warne and Co, 1915. Reprint . Hardcover. Very Good ++. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. Beatrix Potter. Reprint C1915-1917. Dated by endpapers and inscription from 1917. Uncommon 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… Read more about this item
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[POTTER, Beatrix]. The Tale of Peter Rabbit. [Illustrated by Ethel Hays]. Akron, OH: Saalfield Pub Co, (ca. 1942). 4to, [12]pp. Color pictorial "cloth-like" paper wrappers. Color illustrations on every page. Spine a tad rubbed, corners less so, else a clean, bright copy. Ethel Hays-illustrated edition (possibly 1st, but no indication from which to draw a conclusion). A lavishly illustrated adaptation of… Read more about this item
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London: Frederick Warne and Co, 1909. Hardback. Good Only. 5.5" by 4.5". Beatrix Potter. An early edition of Beatrix Potter's beloved tale of Peter Rabbit, with her original colourful illustrations. An early edition, dated 1909, with dots in the O's to the front board, Plate VII endpapers in Quinby, and without the plate of Mrs McGregor to the… Read more about this item
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit [bound with] The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
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by Potter, Beatrix

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Frederick Warne and Co, 1904. Early and First Edition. Very Good. Signed. The Tale of Peter Rabbit. London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co., N.d. [1904-1906]. Early printing. 86 pages; frontispiece and 26 illustrations, all in color. Bound together with The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co., 1904. First edition. 86… Read more about this item
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First American Publisher's Pirated Beatrix Potter Tale of Peter Rabbit, Copyrighted by Altemus in 1904. Done for the WEE BOOKS for WEE FOLKS Series. BRIGHT LIME GREEN CLOTH, ILLUSTRATED FRONT COVER, LETTERING ON COVER & SPINE IS RED! FIRST Altemus EDITION / SECOND PRINTING -- STILL RETAINING THE PASTEL ILLUSTRATED END PAPERS of the Deluxe antique style First State Version --… Read more about this item
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Akron: Saalfield, 1916. Virginia Albert. Illustrated cover. 8vo. Unpaginated. Profusely illustrated in black and white line drawings and full color illustrations. Surface soiling and edge wear on cover.
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The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Original Peter Rabbit Books, 1)

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by Potter, Beatrix

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by Potter, Beatrix (Helen Beatrix Potter) (1866 - 1943)

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London: Privately Printed, 1901. In 1893, young Beatrix Potter, on holiday with her parents in Scotland, composed a letter to cheer Noel, the child of her former governess, who was suffering from rheumatic fever. "My dear Noel," she began, "I shall tell you a story about four little rabbits, whose names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter " The… Read more about this item
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Published by Frederick Warne & Co., 1909 (Circa.). Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Potter, Beatrix. Very good condition with no wrapper. Small format. Brown boards, white title to spine and front cover. Pictorial onlay to front cover. 85 pages. Tape 'repair' to base of spine. Insert with book says that this item has at one time been rebacked… Read more about this item
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UK: Warne and Co, 1915. Reprint . Hardcover. Very Good. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. Beatrix Potter. Reprint C1915-1917. Dated by endpapers. Uncommon early edition and bright. Book is very good+ with light rubbing to edges, Contents are near good. Small name to inscription to endpaper. Pages marked in places. Quite a bright example. More images… Read more about this item
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by Potter, Beatrix

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Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1904. Very good.. Early American pirated edition of the English classic, part of Henry Altemus's Wee Books for Wee Folks series. At the turn of the 20th century, a number of American publishers found success in reprinting English books without authorization (or payment) to the original publishers if those publishers did not take steps to… Read more about this item
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THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT (#1)
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by BEATRIX POTTER

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