BEATRIX POTTER MISC

MS 5414
MS Short Title BEATRIX POTTER MISC
Text 1.BEATRIX POTTER: PETER RABBIT IN BED, BEING NURSED BY HIS MOTHER, ORIGINAL DRAWING SIGNED: BEATRIX POTTER AUG. 1927. WITH A SIGNED COPY OF THE 1909-EDITION OF PETER RABBIT 
2.BEATRIX POTTER: AFTER LOOSING HIS SHOES, PETER RAN ON FOUR LEGS AND WENT FASTER -, ORIGINAL QUOTE AND DRAWING, SIGNED: BEATRIX POTTER AUG. 1927 
3.LETTER FROM BEATRIX POTTER TO THE CHILD JOY SHAPLAND MENTIONING SHE WAS VERY ILL LAST SPRING "I THOUGHT IT WAS THE LAST OF PETER RABBIT" AND THAT "THE CHILDREN IN THE VILLAGE CALL ME PETER RABBIT!!", ALSO MENTIONING MRS TITTLEMOOS, AND DRAWING THREE PIGS
Description MS and printed in English on paper, London or Westmoreland, England, August 1927, 2 pp., 17x12 cm, single column, (12x9 cm), 2+1 lines in cursive script, autograph, signed, 2 drawings in watercolour and ink. Text 3: 26 September 1913, 4 pp., 18x11 cm, 47 lines in total, autograph, signed, drawing of 3 pigs in a row.
Binding London, quarter morocco slipcase gilt, by Chelsea bindery.
Provenance 1. Beatrix Potter, London and Westmoreland (1927); texts 1-2: 2. Bookshop for Boys and Girls, Hilda Attersberg, Boston (1927); Text 1: 3. Mrs Townsend; Text 2: 3. Ruth L. Adams (1944-1993); 4. Christie's 13.12.2006:294; Text 3: 2. Joy Shapland (1913-); Texts 1-3: 5. Peter Harrington, London.
Commentary Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) wrote the story of the naughty Peter Rabbit's adventures in Mr. McGregor's garden first in several picture letters to Noel Moore in 1893. She extended the letters to a small book with a colour frontispiece and 41 black and white text illustrations, which she published privately in 250 copies in December 1901, with a reprint of 200 copies in February 1902. The first trade edition with all illustrations in colours appeared in October the same year. The present drawings are two of the 50 drawings Beatrix Potter remade in August 1927 to be sold in Boston to the benefit of the National Trust acquiring lands for conservation. The first frontispiece drawing of Peter in bed differs from those of the first editions and all following editions to the present. In the printed editions only the ears of Peter are visible on the pillow, while in the present the upper part of his head is also visible. The second drawing of Peter running for his life on all four legs chased by Mr. McGregor, was only included as a black and white drawing in the private 1st edition. In the trade edition and all following editions this illustration was not included, so the present illustration is the only one extant in water colours.
Place of origin England
Dates August 1927

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