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A Happy Pair

A Happy Pair

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A Happy Pair: Verses by F E Weatherley

by POTTER (Beatrix):

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About This Item

Beatrix Potter's first book

POTTER (Beatrix): A Happy Pair. Verses by F E Weatherley

[London:] Hildesheimer & Faulkner, 1890.

Illustrated with six chromolithographs by Potter (one duplicated as the front cover design).

12mo., [7] ff.; pictorial card wrappers (slight staining, but an exceptionally clean copy), with original silk ties and tassels, all edges gilt. Protective clamshell cloth box.

First edition.

Beatrix Potter's FIRST Book, most likely published without her knowledge, based upon her contribution towards creating Christmas Card designs. Precedes "Peter Rabbit" by nearly 10 years.

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Seller
BATTLEDORE LTD US (US)
Seller's Inventory #
BB_88100
Title
A Happy Pair
Author
POTTER (Beatrix):
Illustrator
Beatrix Potter
Format/Binding
Pictorial card wrappers, silk ties
Book Condition
Used - Very Good+
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Hildesheimer & Faulkner
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1890
Pages
[7] ff.
Size
12mo.
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Potter, Beatrix Potter, Rabbits, postcards, cards
Bookseller catalogs
children's books; Antiquarian, Rare & Collectible Books;

Terms of Sale

BATTLEDORE LTD

10 day return policy guaranteed, with full refund including original shipping costs if an item arrives wrongly described or physically damaged.

About the Seller

BATTLEDORE LTD

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio member since 2020
Kingston, New York

About BATTLEDORE LTD

Founded in 1988, Battledore has been promoting children's books and related references/bibliographies through catalogues, by direct mail, online internet sales and special exhibitions, including the annual ABAA Antiquarian Rare Books Fair in New York City (Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street). Since 2002 we have maintained a "by appointment" store front gallery in Kingston NY that is fully operational. For scheduling a visit to discuss collection development, please email us at battledore@mail.com. The President of Battledore Ltd has represented Maurice Sendak as liaison for private collectors and institutions worldwide from 1970 thru 2003 and continues to maintain a fine inventory of his original artwork along with curated selections of original illustration art for children's books by other well-recognized artists and illustrators.

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Edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Wrappers
The paper covering on the outside of a paperback. Also see the entry for pictorial wraps, color illustrated coverings for...
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...

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