A new bibliography by John Turner
The Tale of Peter Rabbit was first issued privately in a total of 450 copies by Beatrix Potter and was then published by Frederick Warne in 1902. The book immediately became a huge commercial success throughout the world and has remained that way ever since.
John Turner’s new bibliography is an essential guide for any devotee of Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit and of illustrators of children's books during this period. Illustrated with eight pages of color photographs, it contains over 300 entries published between 1904 and 1980. It seeks to describe all titles published in the United States that are versions of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, or use the name of Peter Rabbit, but were not authorized by Frederick Warne. The entries detail publisher, illustrator, title page, binding, and more.
A Bibliography of Unauthorised American Editions of The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter 1904-1980
London : Ian Hodgkins & Co. Ltd. 2012. 228 pages.