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Sale: STORY OF PETER RABBIT John R Neill Oz Illustrator ca. 1925 Children’s Own Book

$42 $37

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Description

Here is a beautiful little copy of the classic Peter Rabbit book, illustrated by Wizard of Oz illustrator John R. Neill. Copyright 1908 by Reilly & Britton, this is a circa 1925 (last title listed in rear advertisement is Lost King of Oz) Reilly & Lee printing. One of the rare Children’s Own Book series (also published as Children’s Red Book), it includes the Dick Wittington and his Cat story as well. Oddly, changed to blue cloth by Reilly & Lee for this binding. Contains lavish color endpapers, a color title page and frontispiece, and color illustrations on many of the 58 pages.

Book is in very good condition. The cover is nice and bright, with a little rubbing to pastedown at edge. Cloth on spine and rear cover in nice shape. Light cracking to hinges, as normal with this binding, which is is tight. Endpapers still look nice. Ownership page filled out. Pages in very good condition with light age toning. Overall a very nice copy, and very cute. See my other “Oz Illustrator” listings for more books in this series!