Apply Dapply's Nursery Rhymes. Beatrix Potter.

Apply Dapply's Nursery Rhymes

London: Frederick Warne And Co., [1917]. First edition. Hardcover. 49 pages. 12.5 x 11 cm. First or second printing (with correct endpapers -- advertising The Tale of Mr. Tod and The Tale of Pigling Bland), colour frontispiece, plain title, 14 chromolithograph illustrations facing accompanying text. Potter had originally conceived of the idea behind Appley Dapply shortly after the publication of Peter Rabbit. Frederick Warne & Co. however were more keen on pursuing her original prose works and the project fell away. In 1917 the publishers were beset by a major scandal and faced closure when Harold Warne was convicted of forgery. The firm turned to Potter, as the firm's most commercially successful writer, to ask her to assist. Potter however was deeply involved in the creation of Johnny Town-Mouse and was unable to create another fresh work at short notice and suggested therefore that the firm revisit Appley Dapply. Bright, very fresh copy. QUINBY 23. Orig. green boards lettered in red with pictorial color inset at front cover. Fine in fine velvet lined half maroon morocco folding box with matching red cloth replicating in gilt the original front cover illustration. Box bound by Asprey. Item #22003

Price: $950.00

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