The Tailor of Gloucester. Beatrice Potter.
The Tailor of Gloucester
The Tailor of Gloucester

The Tailor of Gloucester

London: Warne, 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st edition, 1st binding, and 1st issue (a single endpaper design repeated 4 times). Green boards (also seen in red with no priority). 27 color plates. Fine in a very good, original, printed, glassine dustjacket (1st printing with 3 titles on the back), a delicate jacket with some wrinkles, and wear at its edges, and a chip to the back panel taking a small corner of the border but no loss of the text. An inferior, privately printed issue, with 11 fewer pictures and no jacket, preceded, but 20 years ago a hoard of them was found in new condition, so they’ll be common indefinitely. And some copies were also bound in cloth, but it’s the jacket that’s the scarcest piece on this book, in any binding, despite any seller claims to the contrary. Only 1 copy in jacket has sold at auction in the last 15 years ($8,125 at Christie’s in 2021). Splendid half morocco case. fine / very good. Item #733

Price: $8,000.00

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