First Edition of ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ at the Dallas Public Library

The Dallas Public Library is home to a first edition of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter.

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Mike Grimm - NBC 5 Photojournalist
A rare, first-edition "Tale of Peter Rabbit" book housed in a vault at the Dallas Public Library. The value of this piece is mroe than $100,000.00.
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We do not know how much the benefactor paid to get the book in the Siddie Joe Johnson collection at the library.
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While looking at the book, NBC 5's Vinita Nair spotted pencil writing in the front of the book, suggesting a price of $250.
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One of the original drawings from the letters written to a friend’s 5-year-old son, which was the basis for the Peter Rabbit story.
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A comparison of one of those drawing to a modern colorized version showing the staying power of her artwork.
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A drawing from the original Peter Rabbit book.
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