1906 1ed Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher Beatrix Potter Illustrated Children’s Lit Frogs
“Once upon a time there was a frog called M. Jeremy Fisher; he lived in a little damp house amongst the buttercups at the edge of a pond.”
– Beatrix Potter, Mr. Jeremy Fisher
‘The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher’ is a children’s book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter. The book follows the story of Jeremy Fisher, a frog who spends his days collecting worms for fishing, encountering dangers, and overcoming obstacles.
This example is a rare first edition printing of one of Potter’s most famous and recognized animal books. According to Lear,
“The text and illustrations for this story are some of the most balanced and compatible of all Potter’s writing. Nature is described and illustrated truthfully: beautifully tranquil as well as unpredictably aggressive. Its carefully colored botanical backgrounds of water plants, a frog with anatomically correct turned-out feet, a trout that any self-respecting fisherman would enjoy snagging, and a rather frighteningly rendered water-beetle who tweaks Jeremy’s dainty toes, all made it a delight to look at as well as to read.”
Item number: #1447
The tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher.
London & New York: Frederick Warne and Co., 1906. First edition
•Collation complete with all pages: 85p
oFilled with color illustrations
•Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
•References: Linder, p.426
•Size: ~5.5in X 4in (14cm x 10cm)
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