Sold: STORY OF PETER RABBIT John R Neill Oz Illustrator ca. 1918 Children’s “Red” Book


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Here is a nice copy of the classic Peter Rabbit, illustrated by Wizard of Oz illustrator John R. Neill. Original copyright 1908 by Reilly & Britton, this is an early, circa 1918 Reilly & Lee printing (last title listed in rear advertisement is Tin Woodman of Oz). One of the Children’s Red Book series, it includes the Dick Wittington and his Cat story as well. Binding with red paper-covered boards. Contains lavish color endpapers, a color title page and frontispiece, and color illustrations on many of the 58 pages.

Book is in good plus condition. The cover is nice and bright, with a little wear and tear to paper on spine, wear to corners, rear cover, etc. Light cracking to hinges, as normal with this binding, which is is tight. Endpapers still look nice with “Klein” in pen. Ownership page filled out with 1918 date, which is very early for Reilly & Lee. Pages in very good condition with light age toning. See my other “Oz Illustrator” listings for more books in this series!