Priority of U.S. and U.K. editions has not been determined. A beautiful, near fine copy of this scarce Beatrix Potter first edition with six color illustrations as called for, 20 full page and 42 smaller black and white drawings. Published by David Mckay Publishing Co. in Philadelphia, PA in 1929. Externally and internally very clean with no loose, torn or missing pages and binding is tight. Front paste-on is clean with some light soiling. Spine titles are in gilt. Once Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit series was completed, she intended to stop writing, however, and with the persuasion of her American publisher, Potter agreed to write this book, which was intended for the American market only. Free shipping and insurance.
8 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 1". 225 pages as called for.
The Fairy Caravan: Beatrix Potter/1929/Publ: David McKay, Phila., PA/First Edition