TALE OF TWO BAD MICE

(London: Frederick Warne & Co., [1961]).

A BELOVED CLASSIC IN THE ORIGINAL FORMAT. Potter took inspiration for the tale from two mice caught in a cage-trap in her cousin's home and a dollhouse being constructed by her editor and publisher Norman Warne as a Christmas gift for his niece Winifred. Item #25618

A handsome printing in the original format and by Potter's original publisher. With 27 colour illustrations on double-sided plates, illustrated endpapers, and and cover decoration by Potter. 12mo, publisher’s original peach boards lettered in green on the upper cover and spine, with pictorial colour pastedown on the front cover. 59 pp. A very nice copy, the book fine with only trivial evidence of use, the jacket attractive with minor mellowing and edge wear.

Price: $75.00