First edition of this story of kitten clothes and thieving ducks, a Beatrix Potter classic.
Very good plus.
"Then Tabitha Twitchit came down the garden and found her kittens on the wall with no clothes on."
Set in Beatrix Potter's own garden at Hill Top Farm, THE TALE OF TOM KITTEN is a quintessential example of her charming prose and artistic attention to detail. In order to properly depict TOM and his sisters, Potter notes in correspondence that she "borrowed a kitten," who she found to be "an exasperating model" (Linder, 186). She must have eventually overcome her frustration with the kitten she lovingly called "Pickle," as TOM KITTEN is dedicated to him and the other farm cats.
Read more: Leslie Linder, A History of the Writings of Beatrix Potter; Jane Quinby, Beatrix Potter: A Bibliographical Check List, item 13.
London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co, 1907. 5.5'' x 4''. Original brown paper boards with color pictorial center panel and white lettering. Color decorative endpapers of other Beatrix Potter characters. Illustrated in color throughout. 86 pages. Contemporary owner name to recto of frontispiece leaf. Binding with a light edgewear, a bit of sunning to spine. Leaves with a couple tiny spots of soil; spine cracked at a couple of openings. Colors vibrant.
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