Hard Cover. London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1906. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition. 16mo. With a color frontispiece and 26 color plates by Beatrix Potter. Publisher's red paper-covered boards with illustrated circular paper onlay to front board, lettered in white. An excellent copy with a touch of wear to the upper spine and some very mild rubbing to the extremities, else fine; in the extremely scarce printed glassine dust jacket with some chipping and loss to the spine and at folds, otherwise a nice example. The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher is a children's book by Beatrix Potter about a frog who endeavors to fish for minnows, so he can host a dinner party for his friends. Though he goes to his usual spot, Jeremy encounters a host of obstacles, including a rat hiding nearby, a stickleback fish who pricks his fingers, and a trout who nearly eats him. Notably, the book features Potter's detailed and charming botanical illustrations, which were inspired by those of the noted naturalist illustrator Randolph Caldecott. Item #BP032