Title: The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
Author: Beatrix Potter
Illustrator: Beatrix Potter
Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co.
Remarks: c.1946; inscribed
Book Condition: Fair
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Description: Poor Timmy Tiptoes stands accused of being a nut-thief by his woodland fellows. They imprison him in a hollow tree, and await his confession. However, Timmy is not alone in the tree, as a chipmunk by then name of Chippy Hackee is already living there – having fled from his wife – and has made a cosy little home there for himself. Chippy tends to Timmy, but Goody (his wife) is beside herself with worry, and she sets off in search of her husband…
Enchanting full-colour illustrations on each facing page. Pastedowns and endpapers are illustrated with characters from the other Tales.
Faded matt orange boards with green text to front and spine. Tipped-in colour illustration. The boards are lightly soiled, with minor marks on the rear. Spine and corners bumped and worn; minor split to head of former. Hinge is cracked, resulting in the first 8 pages coming loose – the others remain firmly in place. Faint inscription in blue ink on verso is dated June 27th 1946, suggesting this as the likely year of publication. Foxing to endpapers, half-title and pp. 8-9. Pages are lightly creased from handling, but remain unmarked.
Unusually, each page-pair is followed by two blank ones.
Measures 14 cm × 10.5 cm (5.8″ × 4.2″). Small 16mo. 85 pp.