First edition of Potter's story of a squirrel and chipmunk friendship, unusual in Potter's work for its North American setting.
THE TALE OF TIMMY TIPTOES
For this tale, Potter chose to tell the story of animals indigenous to North America, including grey squirrels, chipmunks, and the American black bear. She hoped to "appeal more to her growing American audience" (Kutzer) with the story, but the decision presented practical difficulties: she had to draw the animals from photos and illustrations, rather than from life. An exceptional copy.
Read more: Kutzer, Beatrix Potter, Writing in Code; Quinby, Beatrix Potter: A Bibliographical Check List, 20.
London: Frederick Warne and Co, 1911. 5.75'' x 4.25''. Original dark green boards with pictorial paste-on. Illustrated with color frontispiece plus 26 color plates and pictorial endpapers (plate X, Quinby 20). 84,  pages. Slightest of finger soil.
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