Potter, Beatrix

THE STORY OF A FIERCE BAD RABBIT, FIRST ISSUE IN PANORAMA FORM

Published: F. Warne & Co.

Date: 1906

First edition, first issue. Folding wallet style panorama, green wallet with writing in dark green and onlay of the rabbit to the upper flap. Mottled lavender endpapers. The story is told on a folding panorama, which alternates text and illustration. There are a total of fourteen colour plates.

Note
Two of the Potter tales were first published in this panorama format, this one and “Miss Moppet”. Once the panoramas reached the retailers it was immediately realised that, despite popularity, they were too difficult for small hands to cope with and the panoramas were being easily damaged. The panoramas were withdrawn and the two stories were reprinted 10 years later in book form. It is now very uncommon to find the panoramas in such nice condition.

Condition
A very good copy, which is bright and clean with some wear around the tab fastening and a repair to one joint of the panorama but no creasing to the panels.

£950

Offered by Jonkers Rare Books