The Tale of the Faithful Dove. Rare first edition published by Warne, 1955. Original green cloth, front cover lettered in gilt with a gilt single rule border, spine also lettered in gilt. In original cream-coloured dust jacket with printed dark green lettering. Background: This is the first edition of a story originally penned by Beatrix Potter in 1907 for the children of her publishers, Frederick Warne & Co, and rediscovered by Fruing Warne in 1918. He had expressed a preference for this title over the authors own preference; The Tale of Jenny Crow; Beatrix jibbed at the’rather namby pamby’ pigeons, since they left little scope for pictorial variety -‘it is too much pigeon, over & over’ – and she had never been good at birds. [Taylor, Whalley, Hobbs, Battrick]. Unfortunately, Potter could not be convinced to provide illustrations for this work, and Warne at the time werent keen on using the alternate illustrator she had recommended. As a result, the work was not published until this un-illustrated posthumous 1955 edition. Strictly limited to 100 numbered copies, plus a few spares, the edition was never intended for public sale, but instead as gifts for respected clients and associates of the firm. Ultimately, they were given to the Warne family, and it is thought that only a few copies were distributed before the rest were stored away, concealed for decades. This book, number 13, is in excellent condition having been stored since its publication in 1955. Contents clean and bright. Typical browning to free endpapers and minor dust-soiling to fore-edges and joints. Minimal creasing to dust jacket. Please note that illustrations 1-3 are generic stock images. Provenance: Owned by the Warne family. Bibliography: Linder, A history of the Writings of Beatrix Potter; pp. An incredibly rare opportunity to acquire an all but pristine first edition release of an exceptionally limited run by one of the worlds most illustrious authors. The item “BEATRIX POTTER -TALE OF FAITHFUL DOVE- WARNE 1955 1st EDITION ONLY 100 PUBLISHED” is in sale since Saturday, March 30, 2019. This item is in the category “Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable”. The seller is “pm-antiques-and-collectables” and is located in Chertsey. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.
- Year Printed: 1955
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Author: Beatrix Potter
- Original/Facsimile: Original
- Language: English
- Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd
- Special Attributes: 1st Edition