TALE OF THE FLOPSY BUNNIES

(London: Frederick Warne and Company, [1961]).

IN THE ORIGINAL FORMAT AND DUSTJACKET. Potter revisited elements of her two earlier bunny tales, 'The Tale of Peter Rabbi't and 'The Tale of Benjamin Bunny' to create the 'Flopsy Bunnies'. A semi-formal garden of archways and flowerbeds in Wales at the home of her uncle and aunt became the background for the illustrations. Item #25626

A handsome printing in the original format and by Potter's original publisher. With 27 colour illustrations, most on double-sided plates, illustrated endpapers, and and cover decoration all by Beatrix Potter. 12mo, publisher’s original peach boards lettered in burgundy on the upper cover and spine, with pictorial colour pastedown on the front cover, in the original pictorially decorated white paper dustjacket. 59pp. A nice copy, the boards with some evidence of use and a small tear at the tale of the spine, the jacket with some wear and mellowing, lacking at the spine tip.

Price: $75.00