Item #31220 The Tale Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. Beatrix Potter.
The Tale Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.
The Tale Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.
The Tale Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.
The Tale Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.
The Tale Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.
The Tale Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.
(Potter, Beatrix)

The Tale Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.

Potter, Beatrix (illus.)

London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1905. First edition. Potter's comforting tale of a young girl who finds both her pocket handkerchief and a friend in the maternal hedgehog, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. Color illustrations throughout offer agrarian quaintness paired with pastoral adventure, a combination common to Potter's stories. Benjamin Bunny and Peter Rabbit make cameo appearances, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle is herself a sort of cameo, since Potter cared for a real-life hedgehog of the same name. The other main character, the girl Lucie, is derived from a happy meeting between Potter and a vicar's daughter while on vacation in Cumbria. Bound in brown paper over boards with titling embossed in silver and Potter's illustration of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle inset at center of upper cover. Slight splay to upper board, faint foxing at edges of text block, else near fine. In extremely scarce original glassine dust wrapper, somewhat chipped at corners and with few instances of mild staining. Laid in is a gift inscription from a previous owner. Item #31220

Price: $4,750.00

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