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Potter, Beatrix
THE FAIRY CARAVAN. PHILADELPHIA: DAVID MCKAY COMPANY / [AMBLESIDE: GEORGE MIDDLETON], 1929
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
242
Potter, Beatrix
THE FAIRY CARAVAN. PHILADELPHIA: DAVID MCKAY COMPANY / [AMBLESIDE: GEORGE MIDDLETON], 1929
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Potter, Beatrix
THE FAIRY CARAVAN. PHILADELPHIA: DAVID MCKAY COMPANY / [AMBLESIDE: GEORGE MIDDLETON], 1929
4to, FIRST ENGLISH EDITION PRIVATELY PRINTED BY THE AUTHOR, [ONE OF 100 COPIES], 6 coloured plates and other illustrations by Beatrix Potter, original cloth-backed boards, unopened, head and foot of spine very slightly bumped
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Literature

Linder p. 431

Catalogue Note

A FINE COPY. The work was published in America by Alexander McKay but, as noted by Leslie Linder, "Potter did not wish for an English edition of The Fairy Caravan, because she felt the stories were 'too personal - too autobiographical' to publish in this country". In order to secure English copyright, however, Potter produced 100 copies with the first eighteen pages discarded and replaced by sheets privately printed in Ambleside.

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