Peter Rabbit, The Magician, [in original box, with all pieces present]

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On the last page, Peter says "Practice Makes Perfect" and Jane Potter, about 10,  practiced these tricks over and over, keeping meticulous records of each trial, and putting the items neatly away in the box each time (the magic wand rolled up in a linen handkerchief). Nothing is lost and nothing is wrinkled though most of the pieces are thin card or pulp paper. Just amazing! It would be quite possible to erase her light pencil records from the back of the envelope without a trace, but it would be a shame to do so. A wonderful piece of social history in beautiful condition. Note: This book has been sold.

$275.00

 

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Peter Rabbit, The Magician, by Richards, 1942 [in box, all pieces present]
Peter Rabbit, The Magician, by Richards, 1942 [in box, all pieces present]
Peter Rabbit, The Magician, by Richards, 1942 [in box, all pieces present]
Peter Rabbit, The Magician, by Richards, 1942 [in box, all pieces present]
Peter Rabbit, The Magician, by Richards, 1942 [in box, all pieces present]
Peter Rabbit, The Magician, by Richards, 1942 [in box, all pieces present]
Peter Rabbit, The Magician, by Richards, 1942 [in box, all pieces present]
Peter Rabbit, The Magician.
Richards, Mel.
/MR, illustrator
Aurora, Illinois: The Strathmore Company, (1942); blue and red boards with cut-out showing Peter onstage, red plastic comb binding, with numerous pieces for the tricks contained in an envelope, a "magic carpet", and a magic wand.
Boxed Gift Book moveable .
CONDITION: Near Fine in Good Plus Box; every single piece, the envelope, the Magic Carpet, and the wand are present and in very nice shape, (the only flaw is a 1/8" tear inside the hat trick!); very light pencil records and child's neat light name on each program; book is clean, flat, with a light rubs to tips of extremes, comb binding perfect; box lid has very rubbed creases and corners mended with tape, and Peter's nose has a pull tear, box bottom more fragile, though mended and all present. Jpgs of all pages are available
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 Peter Rabbit, The Magician, by Richards, 1942 [in box, all pieces present]
Control Number: 
19458