Peacay does it again. Some of the rare Beatrix Potter illustrations at Bibliodyssey are from a sale at Sotheby's in London which is going on any. minute.
But a lot more are culled from archives and who knows where. Potter's anachronism gets to me sometimes, but she was undeniably talented. And it's a pleasure to see something besides the same five Peter Rabbit images that have been licensed and reproduced from here to the moon.
I love the face on this cat, for example. It's a detail of a larger drawing from around 1895, SQUINTINA TABBY - LICENSED DEALER IN TEA, which is expected to sell for 3,000--5,000 GBP, on the cheap side compared to the rest of the auction.
Beatrix Potter Rarities [bibliodyssey via monoscope]
SALE L08405: English Literature, History, Children's Books & Illustrations, Thursday, July 17 [sothebys.com]