A First Edition, [First Printing] of 'Ginger and Pickles' by Beatrix Potter in Good condition published by Frederick Warne and Co in 1909.
First Edition, [First Printing]
Edition identified by: 1) '1909' on the foot of the title page, 2) endpapers match quinby VIII and IX, 3) publisher stated as 'Frederick Warne and Co', 4) biscuit tin on page nine labelled 'Carr & Co' and 5) box on page twenty seven labelled 'Sunlight Soap'. [References: Quinby 17 and Linder p 428].
A reasonably presentable copy. All notable faults: Moderate wear on the corners and edges, some surface soiling, regular moderate marks and moderate foxing on the page ends. Dustjacket not present. Book conservation: Internal repairs to the spine.
Potter, Beatrix [Helen] Illustrator: Beatrix [Helen] Potter
Beatrix [Helen] Potter (1866 to 1943)—English author, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist who was best known for her children's books that featured animal characters, such as The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Potter's books include: 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit', 'The Tailor of Gloucester', 'The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin', 'The Tale of Benjamin Bunny', 'The Tale of Two Bad Mice', 'The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle', 'The Pie and the Patty-Pan', ' The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher', 'The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit', 'The Story of Miss Moppet', 'The Tale of Tom Kitten', 'The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck', 'The Roly-Poly Pudding', 'The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies', 'Ginger and Pickles', 'The Tale of Mrs Tittlemouse', 'The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes', 'The Tale of Mr Tod', 'The Tale of Pigling Bland', 'Appely Dapply's Nursery Rhymes', 'Tom Kitten's Painting Boo', 'The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse', 'Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes', 'Jemima Puddleduck's Painting Book', 'Peter Rabbit's Almanac', 'The Tale of Little Pig Robinson', 'The Fairy Caravan', 'Wag by Wall', 'The Tale of the Faithful Dove', 'The Sly Old Cat' and 'The Tale of Tuppenny'.
12 mo (17.5-20 cm high). , 7 to 9, [10 (blank)], 11 to 12, [13 (blank)], 14 to 16, [17 (blank)], 18 to 23, [24 (blank)], 25 to 27, [28 (blank)], 29 to 31, [32 (blank)], 33 to 36, [37 (blank)], 38 to 43, [44 (blank)], 45 to 48, [49 (blank)], 50 to 51 and  printed pages in paper covered boards with green lettering and decoration on the spine and upper board and pictorial on-lay on the upper board, issued in glazed paper dust jacket [not present]. Contains 10 colour illustrations by Beatrix Potter.
Frederick Warne and Co, London, 1909
Frederick Warne and Co—(Founded in 1865) A British publishing firm famous for children's books, particularly those of Beatrix Potter along with Edward Lear, Kate Greenaway Walter Crane. and Observer Books. Warnes became a limited company in 1918 and were absorbed Into the Penguin Group in 1983. Note on identifying first editions: Warne's method of identifying first editions appears to be somewhat haphazard, especially on high volume titles such as Potters and Observers books. The presence of 'Ltd' in the company name, indicates 1918 or later and from about 1940 until their absorption into the Penguin group they used a system of printers codes to indicate the printer, month and year. Other than that carefully checking of bibliographical information on a book by book basis is required. Just to ensure confusion, they do often state the copyright date e.g. A Tale of Two Bad Mice will state 'Copyright 1904 by Frederick Warne and Co', but this appears a every copy printed until at least 1940!. [McBride page 107] [Zempel and Verkler page 484].
Peter Rabbit Large Format Series Number Three
Peter Rabbit Large Format Series—A series of books which were initially produced in a larger format. The Series are companions to the books in the 'First Series' and 'New Series'. The series contains 4 books. The first book was originally published in 1905 and the last book was originally published in 1930. Titles in the series include: 'The Pie and the Patty-Pan', 'Ginger and Pickles', 'The Tale of Little Pig Robinson' and 'Roly-Poly Pudding'.
Potter's second larger format book. The story of shopkeepers Ginger (a tomcat) and Pickles (a terrier) who allow their customers to buy on credit and as a result, go out of business.
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