First American edition (probably preceding the British) in the original dust jacket.
Fine in near-fine jacket.
THE FAIRY CARAVAN
After Potter finished her Peter Rabbit series, it was her intention to stop writing. It was only with the persuasion of her American publisher, Alexander McKay, that she agreed to write this book meant only for the American market. Linder notes that Potter's Lakeland friends "were quick to recognize many of the pictures with their local settings." This is a magnificent copy with the jacket clean, white and bright, rare thus.
Read more: Linder, A History of the Writings of Beatrix Potter, 292-5; Quinby, Beatrix Potter: A Bibliographical Check List, 29A.
Philadelphia: David McKay, (1929). Octavo. Original green cloth, pictorial paste-on, gilt-lettered spine. In original dust jacket. Illustrated by Potter with 6 color plates as well as 20 full-page and 42 smaller black-and-white images. 225,  pages. Jacket with two short closed tears and minor edgewear.
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