1907 The Tale of Tom Kitten
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The first edition, one of the first three printings, which were indistinguishable from one another, with Plate III endpapers as per Quinby. In the deluxe binding, a very scarce unrecorded variant in a pink cloth, as opposed to the more common green cloth.
'Tom Kitten' follows the mischievous antics of three kittens, who ruin their mother's plans to have a tea party with friends.
Beautifully illustrated in colour in Potter's typical style, with a colour frontispiece, and twenty-six colour plates.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, lacking the onlay to the front board. Boards are discoloured. Cloth to the tail of the boards are a little cockeld, heavier to the rear board. Very light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. A few light marks to the boards and spine. Front hinge is starting but firm. Front endpaper is detached but present. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with the occasional light handling mark. Half-title, frontispiece, and half-title are detached but present. Prior owner's ink inscription to the head of the title page. Very small amount of wear to pages 64/65 and 68/69, not affecting text or plate.
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