The Tale of Mr. Tod.

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The Tale of Mr. Tod, a story of two disagreeable people, a fox and a badger, contains fewer pictures and a longer text than Potter's previous books in this series, but remains, as she wished, a small Peter Rabbit Book. The paper used for the plates, glossy but not reflective, yields beautiful colour. An interesting printing, 10,000 copies of which were issued simultaneously with the first edition of Pigling Bland.
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The Tale of Mr. Tod by Potter, glassine wrap.
The Tale of Mr. Tod by Potter, glassine wrap.
The Tale of Mr. Tod by Potter, glassine wrap.
The Tale of Mr. Tod by Potter, glassine wrap.
The Tale of Mr. Tod by Potter, glassine wrap.
The Tale of Mr. Tod by Potter, glassine wrap.
The Tale of Mr. Tod by Potter, glassine wrap.
The Tale of Mr. Tod by Potter, glassine wrap.
The Tale of Mr. Tod.
Potter, Beatrix.
/PB, illustrator.
London and New York: Frederick Warne and Company, (glassine wrap listing only London, Chandler House); October 10, 1913, 3rd printing of the 1912 book.(Linder p. 429) Mr. Tod is the only "New Series" book listed on the endpaper signboard, but no date appears on the title page and the back of the glassine wrap announces Pigling Bland as "coming in 1913" (Francis William's name has been corrected in the dedication), in buff paper boards with a large plate of Mr. Tod, brown rules and title/author to top board and decorated rounded spine, front and rear endpapers with little mouse posting a picture of Mr. Tod and his New Series title on the signboard with a list of published books through Timmy Tiptoes; frontis and 14 single sided plates, as issued, with black outlined ink sketches in text, in glassine wrap with reviews and The Peter Rabbit title lists on the back, other larger format books on the front flap and pocket series books and painting books on the back flap, 1/- net on spine, 138mm x 104mm page size; 94 pp. In new, black drop backed velvet lined case with gilt title on spine.
Juvenile hardcover small.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Good Plus glassine wrap; no names or other marks, slight slant, light shadow on rear of one plate not affecting facing page of text or illustration, very light soil to top edge, otherwise a lovely book with clean pages and sharp, unrubbed corners, nice spine ends, immaculate boards, clean, unwrinkled pages and plates; in clean glassine wrap with 3 half inch chips not affecting text, 3 tears of an inch or less, lightly rumpled; professionally made box in new condition .
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The Tale of Mr. Tod by Potter, glassine wrap.
The Tale of Mr. Tod by Potter, glassine wrap.
The Tale of Mr. Tod by Potter, glassine wrap.
The Tale of Mr. Tod by Potter, glassine wrap.
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20265