London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1911. Item #00687
First Edition of The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
in the Original Printed Glassine Dust Jacket
POTTER, Beatrix. The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1911.
First edition. Twelvemo (5 7/16 x 4 1/8 inches; 139 x 105 mm.). 84, , [1, blank] pp. Color frontispiece and twenty-six color plates (included in pagination). Black and white vignette on title-page.
Original dark green boards ruled and lettered in white on front cover and lettered in white spine. Cover pictorial label (measuring 2 5/8 x 2 1/4 inches; 67 x 57 mm.) on front cover within a blind arch-shaped panel outlined in blind. Color pictorial endpapers (Quinby Plate X). A near mint copy.
In the original glazed paper glassine dust jacket printed in black with the price “1/- NET” at foot of spine, with vertical lines at the top and bottom of the spine indicating where the fold should come for the front panel, with an advertisement for “The Peter Rabbit Books” on the rear panel listing The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes under “New Book for 1911,” an advertisement on the front flap: “Children Will Revel In The Story of The Roly=Poly Pudding…The Pie & The Patty=Pan…Ginger and Pickles,” and an advertisement on the rear flap: “A Novel and Charming Pocket Series by Beatrix Potter…The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit…The Story of Miss Moppet.” A remarkable and complete jacket, with only a tiny bit of chipping at the top and bottom of the spine and a closed tear at the bottom of the spine. Housed in a quarter dark blue morocco clamshell case with felt lining.
Linder, p. 429. Quinby 20. V & A 1664.