The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes

Availability: IN STOCK
Author: Potter, Beatrix
Signed: -
Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co.
Publication date: 1911
Illustrator: 26 colour illustrations by Beatrix Potter
Place of publication: London
Format: 16mo, 13.5cm
Folio/binding: Brown paper covered boards with pictorial inlay
Pages: 86pp
Weight: 0.5 kg

    Intended to please her American readers, the main animal characters in the book are indigenous to North America: grey squirrels, chipmunks, and a "large bear". The inclusion of yellowhammers (Emberiza citrinella, the birds which sing "Little bita bread and-nocheese!") was a mistake, as their range includes Europe and much of Asia but not America. The first two impressions are indistinguishable. Original brown boards, titles to spine and front board white, pictorial label to front cover, pictorial endpapers. Neat contemporary ink inscription on ffep ‘Nan/ Christmas/ 1911’, otherwise pages are nice and clean, VG