POTTER, Beatrix (author and illustrator). The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse. London; Frederick Warne And Co. 1910.
Small 8vo. Original light blue paper-covered boards lettered in white to spine and upper board, with octagonal paper label to upper cover, pictorial endpapers; pp. [vii], 8-84 + [i], including integral blanks; illustrated throughout with coloured plates; both externally and internally very nearly fine with perhaps slight uniform fading to boards; a near-immaculate, and uninscribed, copy of this classic; one of the nicest copies we have seen.
First edition. The woodmouse Mrs. Tittlemouse's obsession with tidiness and keeping her house free of insects is said to reflect Beatrix Potter's own fastidiousness. The visit of Mr. Jackson, the toad without a tooth in his head who never wipes his feet, in his search for honey, is one of the memorable scenes in the Beatrix Potter archive.