POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1909.
First edition, first or second printing, with the Notice Board in the illustration on p. 14. Twelvemo (5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches; 137 x 105 mm.). 84, , [1, printer's imprint] pp. Color frontispiece and twenty-six color plates (included in pagination). Black and white vignette on title-page.
Original gray-green boards ruled and lettered in white on front cover and lettered in white on spine. Color pictorial label on front cover within a triangular blind panel (with curved sides and rounded points) outlined in blind. Color pictorial endpapers (Quinby Plate VII). Spine very slightly faded, otherwise a near fine copy.
"The year 1909 appears on the front of the title-page of the first three printings. The Notice Board in the picture on page 14, of the market-garden scene, is believed to have been taken out soon after publication as a 1909 copy has been seen without this Notice Board (probably a third printing)" (Linder).
Linder, p. 427. Quinby 16. V & A 1659.
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