Title: Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes
Author: Beatrix Potter
Illustrator: Beatrix Potter
Year: 1922 (First Edition)
Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd.
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: Illustrated with 15 enchanting watercolour miniatures on glossy plates (including a frontispiece). Pastedowns and endpapers depict characters from the other 'Peter Rabbit' books, alongside a list of titles available from Series I and Series II, plus others.
Crimson matt boards with silver-gilded embossed text to front and spine. Rectangular tipped-in illustration in centre. Spine has parted company with the rear board, but is still attached to the front. Minor damage along rear board near spine (refer to image). Further damage to spine ends. Corners lightly bumped. Sporadic spotting/foxing to pages and colour plates. Incredibly, all pages have resisted tanning. Previous owner's initials and surname discreetly inscribed in blue ink on half-title. Each page-pair is followed by two blank ones.
Genuine first edition: the list of other books available in the series does not extend beyond The Tale of Johnny-Town Mouse (published in 1918).
Measures 12.5 cm × 10 cm (5″ × 4″). 32mo. 53 pp. + 2 blank ones immediately after.