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Potter magic but not from Harry this time

24 November 2004Written by ATG Reporter

WHEN it comes to Beatrix Potter, they don’t come rarer than this previously unrecorded first trade edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

One of only two copies specially bound for the author, with the inscription, below right, it had been in the same family for over 80 years. The whereabouts of the other copy, given to the future King Edward VIII, is unknown. This copy, however, soared to a double-estimate £40,000
hammer when it sold to a UK trade bidder at Christie's South Kensington on November 16.

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