Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales Heritage Edition

Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales Heritage Edition by Beatrix Potter


ISBN
9780723267324
Published
Released
01 / 09 / 2011
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
400
Dimensions
286 x 234mm

The beautiful, cloth-bound and embroidered limited edition of Beatrix Potter's Complete Tales is a fabulous collector's piece.

The design is inspired by Beatrix Potter's love of textiles and embroidery. Her grandfather had owned a calico printing firm, called the Dinting Vale Printworks, and been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for his innovative printing techniques. Beatrix had therefore grown up with an understanding and appreciation of good textile design.

In the early 20th century, when her publisher Frederick Warne & Co., was planning deluxe editions of The Tailor of Gloucester and The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, Beatrix insisted that the cloth bindings should be 'distinctly different and pretty'. The unusual flower-printed cloth that was finally used on these books actually came from her grandfather's printing works at her suggestion. The Tailor of Gloucester demonstrates how Beatrix revelled in beautiful textiles; the exquisite paintings in this book of intricately embroidered clothes, copied from eighteenth-century examples in a museum, are amongst her finest work.
150.00

This product is unable to be ordered online. Please check in-store availability.


Enter your Postcode or Suburb to view availability and delivery times.

Other Titles by Beatrix Potter

Description
Information
The beautiful, cloth-bound and embroidered limited edition of Beatrix Potter's Complete Tales is a fabulous collector's piece.

The design is inspired by Beatrix Potter's love of textiles and embroidery. Her grandfather had owned a calico printing firm, called the Dinting Vale Printworks, and been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for his innovative printing techniques. Beatrix had therefore grown up with an understanding and appreciation of good textile design.

In the early 20th century, when her publisher Frederick Warne & Co., was planning deluxe editions of The Tailor of Gloucester and The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, Beatrix insisted that the cloth bindings should be 'distinctly different and pretty'. The unusual flower-printed cloth that was finally used on these books actually came from her grandfather's printing works at her suggestion. The Tailor of Gloucester demonstrates how Beatrix revelled in beautiful textiles; the exquisite paintings in this book of intricately embroidered clothes, copied from eighteenth-century examples in a museum, are amongst her finest work.
ISBN:
9780723267324
Publication Date:
01 / 09 / 2011
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
286 x 234mm

You might also like


RRP refers to the Recommended Retail Price as set out by the original publisher at time of release.
The RRP set by overseas publishers may vary to those set by local publishers due to exchange rates and shipping costs.
Due to our competitive pricing, we may have not sold all products at their original RRP.