2 POTTER (Beatrix):The Tale of Peter Rabbit
A Portfolio of Art Prints from the original illustration line-blocksmade for the First Private Edition (1901), with an introduction by Maurice SENDAK.
Comprising Thirty-four separate prints – using all surviving blocks (of 42) from the original Beatrix Potter designs, re-struck in brown ink on mould-made deckle-edged 100% cotton acid free paper, limited to 275 numbered sets, each print individually certified with a stamp on its reverse by Alecto Historical Editions. Square 16mo., accompanied by a separate booklet with an original essay written by Maurice Sendak in appreciation of these images and signed by him. Letterpress-printed (23 pp. + colophon), hand-sewn printed wrappers; the whole boxed together in gray cloth folding case, the front blocked with the same image on the front cover as that used on the privately printed first edition. Also signed by historical block specialist Iain Bain who supervised and designed this project.