THE COVER BOARD HAS A SQUARE DECORATIVE PASTE-ON SHOWING THE "HUNCA MUNCA" WITH HER BROOM AND DUSTPAN. THIS IS SET WITHIN A BLIND STAMPED SQUARE. THE COVER IS REMARKABLY WELL PRESERVED BOTH FRONT & BACK FREE END PAPERS ARE FINE THE DESIGN OF THE END PAPERS WAS REDRAWN IN 1904 FOR "THE TALE OF BENJAMIN BUNNY". THESE SAME END PAPERS FROM "BENJAMIN BUNNY" (1904) WERE ALSO USED IN "TWO BAD MICE" (1904) AS WELL IN THE TALE OF MRS. THE END PAPER CHARACTERS SHOWN ARE: LEFT SIDE: THE TAILOR OR GLOUCESTER (on the left holding his book with the book title showing) LOOKING AT A DRESSED UP MOUSE HOLDING A HAND MIRROR (on the right- I can't think of her name) NEXT IS SQUIRREL NUTKIN (on the left) LOOKING AT "OLD BROWN" THE OWL (on the right holding his book with the book title showing) LASTLY IS A WHITE CAT AND PICNIC BASKET (on the left) LOOKING AT PETER RABBIT (on the right holding his book with the book title showing).
THE END PAPER CHARACTERS SHOWN ARE: RIGHT SIDE: HUNCA MUNCA HOLDING HER DUSTPAN AND BROOM (on the left side) LOOKING AT ONE OF THE "TWO BAD MICE" (on the right holding his book with the book title showing) NEXT IS THE HEDGEHOG, MRS. TIGGY-WINKLE (on the left holding her book with the book title NOT showing) LOOKING AT A LITTLE SQUIRREL COMBING HIS/HER HAIR (on the right - I can't think of his/her name) LASTLY IS BENJAMIN BUNNY (on the left holding his book with the book title showing) LOOKING AT A GREY CAT (on the right).
THESE END PAPERS ARE EXACTLY THE SAME IN BOTH FRONT AND BACK AS DESCRIBED ABOVE. LITERALLY HOLDING BY A THREAD.
PRINTED AT "SCHLUETER PRINTING COMPANY NEW YORK" (PRINTED ON INSIDE BACK OF THE LAST PAGE AT THE CENTER) 84 PAGES PLUS 1. 27 WONDERFUL PLATE ILLUSTRATIONS ON ONE SIDE ONLY ALL PAGES PRESENT AND ACCOUNTED FOR PAGES ARE NUMBERED AT THE BOTTOM AND THE NUMBERING INCLUDES THE BLANK BACKS OF THE ILLUSTRATIONS. A TRUE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. I HAVE A TOTAL OF 34 PICTURES OF THIS BOOK AVAILABLE.
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