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The Velveteen Rabbit by  Margery Williams - First UK Edition - 1922 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 11111112222233376)

The Velveteen Rabbit

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The Velveteen Rabbit: The First Issue of the very scarce children's classic

by Williams, Margery

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Near Fine/No Jacket
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About This Item

The First UK printing published by Heinemann, London in 1922. The BOOK now presents in near Fine condition having undergone some expert professional restoration from one of the leading UK book restorers. The original cover boards have been built up only at the extreme edges where damaged, with a very small amount of re-touching to the artwork on the original cover boards where the paper surface had been scuffed and rubbed. The spine (which is invariably found absent or damaged) has been replaced to the original design and incorporated into the original binding. The contents are clean with just a hint of toning to the page edges and text-block. Striking rabbit design for the end papers by William Nicholson. The book now presents as a very attractive example of the children's classic title and is protected in a loose Mylar archival cover. The very scarce UK first issue with the original full page illustrations by (Sir) William Nicholson. At the time of listing, I can see no other copies available on the open market for sale. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

Synopsis

The Velveteen Rabbit, or How Toys Become Real, is the story of a toy rabbit who wants to become real through the love of his owner. The stuffed rabbit is overlooked by the boy whom he is given, the boy preferring to play with more mechanical and sophisticated toys than the simple stuffed rabbit. The rabbit holds onto a story told to him by the oldest and wisest toy in the nursery, the skin horse, about how toys can become real through love. Eventually the boy becomes attached to the soft doll, but after developing scarlet fever the doctor orders the boy sent away to recover and all his toys and belonging burnt. The rabbit is so sad over his separation from the boy he begins to cry and sheds a real tear - after which the nursery fairy appears to turn him into a real rabbit. It has been adapted many times into television, film and onto the stage. The National Education Association listed it among the top 100 books for teachers of children in 2007. Author Margery Williams’ first children’s book, The Velveteen Rabbit was published in 1922 by George H. Doran Company in London and has remained in print continuously since, owing to its popularity as a story of the power of enduring love. -

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Details

Bookseller
Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
11111112222233376
Title
The Velveteen Rabbit
Author
Williams, Margery
Illustrator
Nicholson, William
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity available
1
Edition
First UK Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Heinemann, London
Place of Publication
UK
Date published
1922
Keywords
Nicholson, Williams

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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We are a family-run business in the city of Leicester. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: www.ashtonrarebooks.com. All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over 250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : les@ashtonrarebooks.com if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are members of the PBFA.

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