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Beatrix Potter Collection


Potter related books

The books shown here are from the Parker Collection of Children's Books theArts, Languages and Literature section of

Birmingham Central Library.

Madame Trotte-Menu trans. by Patrice Charvet and Annie Thiriot
published by F. Warne & Co 1975

Warne had this book translated into French because of Beatrix Potters widespread popularity in Europe.

Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes
published by F. Warne & Co 1987

Concertina Potter book

The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit
Published by F. Warne & Co 1906

One of the very first published editions which came out in concertina format. Later editions were in traditional book format. The pages making up the folds were reinforced with linen for added strength.

Concertina format

Examples of merchandising

These were loaned to the library during the Beatrix Potter's Garden exhibition at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery in 2005.

figures of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny

Resin figures of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny

Beatrix Potter china

Beatrix Potter china plate, bowl, mug and egg cup made by Wedgwoodshowing excerpts from the Tale of Benjamin Bunny.

Mrs Tiggy-winkle

Resin figure of Mrs Tiggy-winkle, the hedgehog laundress who spends all her time washing and ironing

Peter Rabbit outside the Library 2005

Peter Rabbit outside the Central Library in 2005

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Literature Resource Centre
Dictionary of National Biography

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Centre for the Child
Parker Collection
Collections in the Arts, Languages and Literature Library