1903. first edition. First Published Edition POTTER, Beatrix. The Tailor of Gloucester. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1903.First published edition, first issue (printed October 1903), with a single-page endpaper occurring four times. Twelvemo (5 7/16 x 4 1/16 inches; 138 x 104 mm.). 85, [1, printers imprint] pp. Color frontispiece and twenty-six color plates (included in pagination). Seventeen illustrations are entirely new for this edition; eleven of the illustrations are repeated from the December 1902 privately printed edition. Original dark green boards ruled and lettered in white on front cover and lettered in white on spine. Color pictorial label on front cover within a blind panel in the shape of a truncated pyramid outlined in blind. Color pictorial endpapers (Quinby Plate I, a single-page endpaper occurring four times). Minimal fading to spine. Small split (1 7/8 inch) to lower inner hinge, but still a near fine copy.The year 1903 appears on the front of the title-page of the first two printings. The first printing [October 1903] has a single-page end-paper occurring four times, and the second printing [December 1903], a double-page end-paper occurring twice." (Linder, p. 423).Linder, p. 423. Quinby 4. V & A 1576. (Inventory #: 03871)
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