First edition of this slightly longer Potter story, with a surprise cameo of Peter and two other rabbits at the end.
THE TALE OF PIGLING BLAND
"the nearest Miss Potter had approached to a conventional love story." – Graham Green
The characters in this story were named after two real pigs on her Hill Top Farm, with many of the bucolic landscapes still identifiable today on Potter's former property, now a National Trust site. PIGLING BLAND was the second book, after THE TALE OF MR. TOD (1912), in a new direction for Potter: a longer story, with fewer color plates but many more black-and-white images in the text.
Read more: Quinby, Beatrix Potter: A Bibliographical Check List, 22; Linder, A History of the Writings of Beatrix Potter, 213-7; Lane, The Magic Years of Beatrix Potter.
London: Frederick Warne and Co, 1913. 5.25'' x 4''. Original maroon paper boards stamped in white, pictorial paste-on. Color pictorial endpapers. Illustrated by Potter with 15 full-page color plates and black-and-white in-text images. 94 pages. Very light toning to spine, a couple small spots of thumbsoil, overall beautiful.
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