106. Potter (Beatrix).- Weatherly (Frederick E.) A Happy Pair, first and only edition, 6 chromolithograph illustrations, each signed H.B.P., and upper wrapper designed by Beatrix Potter, original pictorial wrappers, g.e., tied with white silk cord finished with two tassles, spine split and crease to lower left corner of upper cover, internally fine, preserved in modern green morocco box, 16mo, London, Hildesheimer & Faulkner, and New York, Geo. C.Whitney, .
*** The first book illustrated by Beatrix Potter. Rejected by the first publishers she sent the six Christmas card designs to, the second publisher Hildesheimer & Faulkner accepted the designs and sent her a cheque in payment.
est. £12000 – £16000