Beatrix Potter Prints - Tale of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter Prints -
Tale of Peter Rabbit
(United States, 1907)
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Background:

These prints are from an early American edition of Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit. 

First published by Frederick Warne in England in 1902, The Tale of Peter Rabbit is the work that is most synonymous with her.   As would be the case in future stories, some of Potter's pets were used as "models" for the illustrations.

This version of her work is known in literary circles as the "pirated" Peter Rabbit.  Potter's publisher failed to get a copyright when it was first published in England, and an American publishing house (Henry Altemus) picked up on this and republished the work in the States as part of their "Wee Books" series.  You can rest assured that Frederick Warne did not make this same mistake when publishing her future works!

Price per print: Print Only:  $35
Matting Charge:  $20
Framing & Matting Charge:  $100
Dimensions: Print Only:  5 x 7 inches
Matted:  11 x 14 inches
Type of print: Original color print
Year: 1907

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Peter Rabbit Print (No. 70740001)
Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits

Peter Rabbit Print (No. 70740004)
Then old Mrs. Rabbit took a basket

Peter Rabbit Print (No. 70740005)
Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail


Peter Rabbit Print (No. 70740006)
But Peter, who was very naughty ...

Peter Rabbit Print (No. 70740007)
Peter squeezed under the gate

Peter Rabbit Print (No. 70740009)
And then, feeling rather sick


Peter Rabbit Print (No. 70740011)
Mr. McGregor ran after Peter waving a rake

Peter Rabbit Print (No. 70740012)
Peter rushed into a toolshed and jumped into a can

Peter Rabbit Print (No. 70740013)
Peter, who jumped out of a window


Peter Rabbit Print (No. 70740021)
After a time Peter began to go about

Peter Rabbit Print (No. 70740014)
A white cat was staring at some goldfish

Peter Rabbit Print (No. 70740015)
Peter saw Mr. McGregor hoeing some onions


Peter Rabbit Print (No. 70740022)
Peter started running as fast as he could

Peter Rabbit Print (No. 70740016)
Peter got home to the big fir-tree

Peter Rabbit Print (No. 70740017)
Peter was so tired that he flopped down


Peter Rabbit Print (No. 70740018)
His mother made some camomile tea