SISTER ANNE. BEATRIX POTTER.
SISTER ANNE
SISTER ANNE
SISTER ANNE
SISTER ANNE

VERY SCARCE POTTER TITLE

(STURGES, KATHARINE)illus.

SISTER ANNE

POTTER,BEATRIX. SISTER ANNE. Philadelphia: David McKay (1932). 8vo (5 3/4 x 7 3/4"), blue gilt pictorial cloth, 154p., gilt on cover bright, slightly dulled on spine, a Fine copy IN THE RARE PICTORIAL DUST WRAPPER (back strip of dw faded, square chip off of top of backstrip with light fraying, old mend at fold). 1st edition second issue with frontis correctly placed. Illustrated by KATHARINE STURGES with 13 full page black and whites which includes the frontis repeated at p. 136 but which is not listed in the illustration list. Linder explains that "after the Tale of Little Pig Robinson had been published in America, Potter promised Mr. McKay another story." (p.324-6). The story is loosely based on Perrault's Bluebeard. It was illustrated by Sturges because "Potter regarded the preparation of illustrations to be too much of a strain" (Linder p. 325). This is the LAST OF POTTER'S WORKS TO BE PUBLISHED IN HER LIFETIME AND IT WAS NEVER PUBLISHED IN ENGLAND. Rare in the dust wrapper.

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Price: $1,500.00