The Folio Society presents a glorious new edition of Lewis Carroll’s immortal tale, illustrated by acclaimed artist Charles van Sandwyk.
The Tales of Beatrix Potter
The Heritage Collection
Illustrated by the author
This exclusive Folio collection features 12 classic tales, including The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck and The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies. Presented in a treasury box set that retains all the charm of Beatrix Potter’s originals, this is the perfect gift for any child.
‘Once upon a time there were four little rabbits – and their names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter’
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter’s tales of endearing animals with human traits have been charming children for generations. An artist, author and conservationist, Potter was a woman of prodigious and varied talents and her love of flora and fauna is evident in her beautifully detailed, evocative drawings. Discouraged from pursuing a career in science, she published her first book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, when she was in her thirties. Forty million copies have been sold since 1902 and its success led Potter to compose and illustrate a total of 23 books.
From the adorable antics in The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin to the courage displayed in The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck, 12 of Potter’s best-loved stories have been selected for The Heritage Collection. This special edition has been published exclusively for Folio, and each beautifully crafted book features a gold-blocked cloth binding and gilding on all page edges. The exquisite endpapers replicate the binding design of deluxe editions published by Warne in 1903, a patterned calico supplied by Edmund Potter and Company, Beatrix’s paternal grandfather. Finally, the set is presented in a beautiful presentation box lined with the endpaper design and printed with gold lettering.