The Tale of Little Pig Robinson. Beatrix Potter.

The Tale of Little Pig Robinson

Philadelphia: David McKay, 1930. First American edition. leather_bound. 141 pages. 21 x 16 cm. Color frontispiece, 5 colour illustrations, and 34 full-page black and white illustrations. Curiously, the first American edition preceded the English edition resulting in an additional 12 drawings plus 13 head and tailpieces not included in the English edition. Laid-in at rear is the entire original yellow and blue dust wrapper. Although this was the last in the Peter Rabbit series, Little Pig Robinson was first written by Potter after a holiday in Falmouth in 1893. A prequel of sorts to Edward Lear's The Owl and the Pussycat, Little Pig Robinson was offered to Warne for publication in 1929 partly to appease the publisher after Warne refused publication of Fairy Caravan in the UK. QUINBY 30A. Bound by Asprey in full navy morocco, front cover pictorial inset, gilt decorated dentelles, floral print endpapers. Aeg. Fine. Item #22005

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