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105 Curzon Avenue
Birstall
Leicester
LE4 4AG
Contact Les Ashton
Telephone 07958 570305
Mobile 07958 570305
Specialists Modern First Editions, Children's Books, Illustrated Books, Fine Quality & Association Copies, Orwell, Pullman, Le Carre, Irish, Booker, Fermor, Heaney
Ashton Rare Books
Stand D15

Very Scarce Title

Williams, Margery

The Velveteen Rabbit (Illustrated By William Nicholson), Heinemann : 1922

The First UK Printing published by Heinemann in 1922. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Original hardcover binding with paper covered boards. The fragile spine has been professionally repaired and rebacked and part of the original titling remains. Scraping and exposure of the paperboard to the bottom corners, with lesser exposure to the top corners or boards. Light soiling, scuffing and wear to the boards. Previous owner's clean neat bookplate to the verso of the front end paper. Light spotting to the pages throughout. Illustrated by William Nicholson with colour pictorial endpapers plus 7 richly coloured full page lithographs (several are double-page spreads). The illustrations are clean with just some light spotting to the edges in places. No dustjacket. A fragile production and this copy is much better preserved than most. This classic children's title chronicles the story of a stuffed rabbit and his desire to become real, through the love of his owner. Increasingly scarce and the nicest copy we have handled to date.

Illustrated
William Nicholson

Edition
First UK Edition

Condition
Very Good++

Binding
Hardcover
£3,950