Printed Books, Maps and Works on Paper | 11 July 2013
Potter (Beatrix).- Weatherly (Frederic E.) - A Happy Pair,
Potter (Beatrix).- Weatherly (Frederic E.)
A Happy Pair,
first and only edition , 6 chromolithographed illustrations, each monogrammed H.B.P., some minor marking, original wrappers with upper cover illustration by Beatrix Potter and lower cover initialled H.I.M., tied with silk cord and with later stitching, spine split, some marking, crease to lower cover, g.e., preserved in modern morocco-backed felt-lined drop-back box, by The Chelsea Bindery, 16mo, London, Hildesheimer & Faulkner, and New York, Geo. C.Whitney, .
⁂ The first book illustrated throughout by Beatrix Potter, utilising some of the card designs she had sent to Hildesheimer & Faulkner for which she was paid £6 with a request for more sketches. Faulkner himself failed to impress Beatrix Potter, who noted in her journal "he did not strike me as being a person with much taste"; it was however the commencement of her professional career and she went on to regularly provide Hildesheimer & Faulkner with further card designs.
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