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Beatrix Potter was born on 28th July 1866 to a wealthy family though she led a lonely and sheltered childhood. It seems her only friends were her pets which she took with her wherever she went and constantly sketched them. Her first book was privately printed due to a lack of interest from publishers, it was turned down by at least 6. Of the 250 copies and estimated half were given to friends as presents and the rest sold for 1/-. They were an instant success so Beatrix Potter had a further 200 copies printed. Eventually Warne woke up and decided to publish it and the rest,  as they say is...

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TITLE PUBLISHER DATE NOTES
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Privately printed [1901] 250 copies, flat spine
Second Edition Privately printed 1902 200 copies, round spine
Trade Edition (cloth) Warne [1920]  
Trade Edition (boards) Warne 1902  
De Luxe Edition Warne 1902  
The Tailor of Gloucester Privately printed 1902 500 copies
Trade Edition Warne 1903  
De Luxe Edition Warne 1903  
Art Cloth Edition Warne 1903  
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin Warne 1903  
De Luxe Edition Warne 1903/4  
Art Cloth Edition Warne 1903  
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny Warne 1904  
De Luxe Edition Warne 1904  
The Tale of Two Bad Mice Warne 1904  
De Luxe Edition Warne 1904  
The Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle Warne 1905  
De Luxe Edition Warne 1905  
The Pie and the Patty-Pan Warne 1905 large format
De Luxe Edition Warne 1905  
The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher Warne 1906  
De Luxe Edition Warne 1906  
The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit Warne 1906 Concertina format
The Story of Miss Moppet Warne 1906 Concertina format
The Tale of Tom Kitten Warne 1907  
De Luxe Edition Warne 1907  
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck Warne 1908  
De Luxe Edition Warne 1908  
The Roly-Poly Pudding Warne 1908 Large format
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies Warne 1909  
De Luxe Edition Warne 1909  
Ginger and Pickles Warne 1909 large format
The Tale of Mrs Tittlemouse Warne 1910  
De Luxe Edition Warne 1910  
Peter rabbit's Painting Book Warne [1911]  
The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes Warne 1911  
De Luxe Edition Warne 1911  
The Tale of Mr Tod Warne 1912  
The Tale of Pigling Bland Warne 1913  
Appely Dapply's Nursery Rhymes Warne 1917  
Tom Kitten's Painting Book Warne 1917  
The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse Warne [1918]  
Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes Warne 1922 Small format
Jemima Puddleduck's Painting .. Warne [1925]  
Peter Rabbit's Almanac for 1928 Warne [1928]  
The Fairy Caravan Privately Printed 1929 100 copies
First UK Trade Warne 1952  
The Tale of Little Pig Robinson Warne [1930] Large format
Wag By Wall Warne [1944] 100 copies
Jemima Puddleduck's Painting .. Warne [1954]  
Jeremy Fisher's Painting Book Warne [1954]  
Peter Rabbit's Painting Book Warne [1954]  
Tom Kitten's Painting Book Warne [1954]  
The Tale of the Faithful Dove Warne [1955] 100 copies
The Sly Old Cat Warne 1971  
The Tale of Tuppenny Warne 1973  

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