Beatrix Potter The Tale of Peter Rabbit Auction

Dust Jacket

Dust Jacket

2015-07-06 16:13:02

Two copies of The Tale of Peter Rabbit are at auction from Sotheby's, the first of which was printed and distributed by Beatrix Potter in 1901. Not expecting the runaway success of the book, she had 250 printed and gave them away or sold them at a halfpenny each. The second book is a first edition from a later run, once the book's popularity became evident. The lot is estimated to be worth £16-20,000- selling on the 15th of July.
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