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THE GREAT BIG TREASURY OF BEATRIX POTTER
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 1816413
Published by Leopard. 1st thus 1996. Very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Large format. White pictorial glazed boards. Nineteen stories of Peter Rabbit and his friends. With the exception of 'The Tailor of Gloucester' and 'The Pie and the Patty-Pan' - which have been edited - this volume contains the complete and unabridged texts of the original stories. 235 pages. ISBN: 0752904469. Some slight crinkling to contents. Foxing to top edge of text block. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-rubbed.

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THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 2126424
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. 1st 1969. Slightly better than very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

The Tailor of Gloucester, as originally written by Beatrix Potter, was three times as long as the small edition published by Frederick Warne and Company which her admirers know so well today, and she was reluctant to have its text cut or altered. However, even in the privately printed edition, which she published herself, she was obliged to sacrifice some eleven hundred words and in the Warne edition that followed, a thousand words were deleted. This is a printed trade edition of the original manuscript and pictures with all the cherished nursery rhymes included and all the whimsical details retained. Produced with the assistance of the Free Library of Philadelphia, owner of the original manuscript and pictures. Cream pictorial boards. Full page colour illustrations. 9.5 x 7.5" ISBN: 0723210985. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few repaired tears; some foxing and browning.

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THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 1317403
Published by Frederick Warne & Co. Inc.. 1st thus 1968. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

A Facsimile of the original manuscript and illustrations. Limited to 1500 copies. Black cloth, gilt titles to spine. Colour plates. Contained in original slipcase which is slightly grubby and edge rubbed.

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THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 1406688
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. 1st thus 1983. Very good condition.

Red cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board. Triangular onlay to front board. All edges gilt. Colour illustrations. 58 pages. ISBN: 0723205949. Spine and corners a little bumped. Small gold name label and date in ink to front pastedown. Slight damp smell but contents are clean.

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THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 1316336
Published by Frederick Warne; The Penguin Group. 1st 2003. Fine condition.

Limited Edition Cased Set, special numbered edition of 500 sets to commemorate the centenary of the first publication in 1903. Small format book with cream cloth and silver titles. 56 numbered pages, all edges gilt. With explanatory leaflet giving a brief biography of Beatrix Potter and the history of the publication of The Tailor of Gloucester. Contained in a burgundy hinged box with silver title and triangular onlay to front. Also includes a burgundy leather foil-blocked bookmark. ISBN: 0723248869. This is copy no. 11. Contained in original brown packaging box (with limitation details label to front) and 'cotton' (referring to binding) written in blue biro to front. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 1315130
Published by Frederick Warne & Co.. 1st 1903. Good condition.

Small format. Black boards, white lettering. 85 pages. Colour illustrations. Back strip is detached at rear edge, has 0.5" loss at top and is also split at front edge to lower half. Hinges are cracked but stitching still tight causing contents to be a little loose. A few small, light marks to page margins else contents clean.

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THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 1314780
Published by Frederick Warne & Co.. 1st 1903. Very good condition.

First edition, second printing with double-page endpaper used twice. Burgundy boards with white titles and onlay of the Tailor mouse on front cover. 85 pages. Small format. Beautiful colour illustrations throughout. The second book in the series of Beatrix Potter tales and Beatrix's personal favourite. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Inscription in ink to half -title page. Erased pencil writing to verso of frontis. A few light finger creases to pages otherwise contents are bright and clean. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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SIMPKIN AND THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER A MUSICAL PLAY
Written by John M. Phillips; Douglas Young.
Stock no. 2115997
Published by F. Warne & Co.. 1st 1992. Very good condition.

Based on The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter, adapted for stage by John Phillips, music by Douglas Young. Large format. Red pictorial cardwraps. 95 pages. ISBN: 072324023X. Some fading to spine. Sticker glue mark to front cover.

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THE BEATRIX POTTER TREASURY
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 2115993
Published by St Michael. 1988. Very good condition.

The Tailor of Gloucester, The Tale of Tom Kitten, The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies and The Tale of Pigling Bland in one volume. Large format. Green pictorial boards. Colour pictures throughout. 79 pages. Spine is faded with some bumping. Contents are excellent.

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THE TAILOR OF GLOUCESTER
Written by Beatrix Potter. Illustrated by Beatrix Potter.
Stock no. 594582
Published by Strangeways. 1st 1902. Nearly fine condition.

This is the privately printed edition of the Tailor of Gloucester, of which only 500 copies were published. The book is in small format with pink paperboards with a line drawing of three mice sewing on the front cover. The book has a colour frontispiece and 15 colour plates. Beatrix Potter began to write her picture letters for children at the age of 26 and these were to become the basis for her books. The story of the Tailor of Gloucester was first told in a letter from Beatrix to Freda Moore, daughter of her former governess, Annie Carter. Having had her story of Peter Rabbit initially rejected by at least six publishers before Warnes agreed to publish it, Beatrix decided that she would not show her new little book to Warnes. She thought that they would either not want to publish a second book so soon, or that they may want to alter it or omit the nursery rhymes, or otherwise disapprove of what she now felt was "her mouse book". So she returned to Strangeways, the original printers and engravers of Peter Rabbit, and paid herself for a coloured private edition of 500 copies. The books differs considerably from the edition later published Warnes. It is longer, the pictures are not all the same and it contains many more jingles and nursery rhymes, sung by the rats and mice of Gloucester on Christmas Eve. Of all her books The Tailor of Gloucester remained Beatrix Potter's own favourite. Very slightly browning to covers in places. Top corner very slightly worn. Very light foxing to endpapers. Contents fine. A superb copy of this rare book. Housed in custom-made drop-back box.

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