First edition, first printing. Deluxe issue. Publisher's original olive green cloth with colour illustration laid down to the upper board surrounded by decoration and single rule border in gilt. Titles in gilt to the upper board and spine. All edges gilt. With a frontispiece and 26 colour illustrations by the author. An excellent better than very good copy, the binding square and firm with a little rubbing and bumping at the spine tips and corners. The gilt remains bright. The contents with a faded contemporary gift inscription to the blank reverse of the frontispiece are otherwise clean and bright throughout.
A lovely example in the scarce deluxe binding of the first printing of Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes. The trade edition was issued in a brown or dark green paper covered boards priced at 1/-. This deluxe issue, in slightly larger format was available in green or red decorated cloth was priced at 1/6. (Linder p.429).
Stock code: 20083