The Story of Miss Moppet (1906)

Potter, Beatrix

London & New York Frederick Warne & Co. 1906 The "Miss Moppet" Panorama: POTTER, Beatrix. The Story of Miss Moppet. London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co., [1906]. First edition, second issue (printed December 1906), with "New York &London" on the back of the wallet and with mottled green endpapers. Oblong twelvemo. With fourteen color illustrations separated by fourteen pages of text printed in green. Mounted on pale green linen back and folded accordion style into the original gray cloth wallet-style case. Color pictorial label on front cover. Minimalwear to endpapers. A fine copy. "At the beginning of 1906 whenworking on The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, Beatrix Potter was also planning some stories for very young children. Each story contained fourteen pictures and fourteen pages of simple text. The pictures and text were arranged in pairs and were in panoramic form, mounted a long strip of linen, and folded concertina-wise into a wallet with a tuck-in flap. Three stories were written in this form?The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit, The Story of Miss Moppet, and The Sly Old Cat; but only the first two were published" (Linder, p. 183). Linder, p. 426. Quinby 11.