Item #700 Wag-By-Wall. Beatrix POTTER.


Boston: The Horn Book, Inc., 1944. J.J. [Julius] LANKES. First Edition. Stiff wraps. First edition. 12mo; [32pp]; tan buckram over board with red stamped title, author and illustrator to front; woodcut cottage illustration onlay; decorative endpapers; frontispiece a tipped in photographic illustration of author with a young child, facsimile signature below; illustrations in text; light age toning of paper, a few small spots on page tails, one small (1/8”) closed tear to page fore edge; cream illustrated dust jacket; dj flaps and spine separated front and rear; very good plus in fair dj. Quinby 32. Very good + / Fair. Item #700

Published posthumously (Beatrix Potter 1866-1943) with a forward by Bertha E. Mahony, founder of The Horn Book children’s magazine and part of the children’s literature movement. Frontispiece is a lovely tipped-in photograph of Potter with a young child. Wag-By-Wall is a Christmas story held by request of Potter “for our Twentieth Anniversary Number (May-June 1944), states the front dust jacket flap.

Price: $165.00

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