THE FAIRY CARAVAN. Beatrix Potter.
THE FAIRY CARAVAN
THE FAIRY CARAVAN
THE FAIRY CARAVAN

THE FAIRY CARAVAN

Philadelphia, PA: David McKay Company, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. Dark green cloth-covered boards with just a hint of rubbing to extremities, and one inexplicable two inch wavy indentation at the very top of the front board; either something so-shaped was stacked atop, or else a publisher's error; in any case, hardly noticeable on this lovely and bright copy. Six color plates and numerous black and white illustrations, some full-page, and headpieces and tailpieces at the beginning and end of each chapter. Neat, previous owner's name and erasure evidence to front free endpaper, and again, previous owner's name in neat script, to dedication page. 223 pp. Near Fine. Item #84951

"As I walk'd by myself, And talked to myself, Myself said unto me --" "Through many changing seasons these tales have walked and talked with me. They were not meant for printing; I have left them in the homely idiom of our old north country speech. I send them on the insistence of friends beyond the sea." Beatrix Potter

Leslie Linder, writing in "A History of the Writings of Beatrix Potter," sheds further light on Ms. Potter's reluctance to bring these tales of her traveling animal circus to print: "Potter did not wish for an English edition of The Fairy Caravan, because she felt the stories were 'too personal - too autobiographical' to publish in this country"

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