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Beatrix Potter signed copy of her third book, ''The Tailor of Gloucester'', Potter's personal favorite of all her books. Published privately: London: 1902. Inscription on front free endpaper reads, ''For Mr. Butler / from Beatrix Potter / Jan 16th 03''. This hardcover first edition, first impression includes 11 color plates and is one of 500 copies printed exclusively for Potter a year before the first trade edition by Frederick Warne & Co. This version of the text is longer than the first trade edition, and the cover illustration of the three mice was never used again. Measures 4.25'' x 5.25''. Tape on spine, wear to boards, and separation starting at joints. Pencil writing on front pastedown. Internal pages have some foxing and wear but are in generally clean, very good condition. A very rare, beloved children's book.
Beatrix Potter Signed 1902 First Edition, First Impression of ''The Tailor of Gloucester'' -- Very Rare
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