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Sale: STORY OF PETER RABBIT John R Neill Oz Illustrator ca. 1919 Children’s Red Book

$48.00 $40.00

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Description

Here is a beautiful little copy of the classic Peter Rabbit, illustrated by Wizard of Oz illustrator John R. Neill. Copyright 1908 by Reilly & Britton, this is a circa 1919 1st Reilly & Lee printing (last title listed in rear advertisement is Tin Woodman of Oz, published in 1918). One of the rare Children’s Red Book series, it includes the Dick Wittington and his Cat story as well. In red paper-covered boards; shortly after this, Reilly & Lee changed to blue cloth. A small book with lavish color endpapers, a color title page and frontispiece, and color illustrations on many of the 58 pages.

Book is in near very good condition. The cover has some rubbing, the spine some fading and light paper loss. Interior is  little rubbing to pastedown at edge. Cloth on spine and rear cover in nice shape. Binding is tight and endpapers are clean. Ownership page filled out. Pages in excellent condition with no marks or tears. Overall a very nice copy.  See my other “Oz Illustrator” listings for more books in this series!