Q: I have a very clean copy of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. These were my fathers from his childhood. I believe that they are first or second edition and first format. I would be interested to know more, or if they are rare etc.
A: Your book is the second edition-first format Altemus Peter Rabbit. It was published sometime between late 1904 to probably around 1908.
Originally it came in a brown uncoated dust jacket. It is a rather easy book to find.
The first American edition Tale of Peter Rabbit was published earlier in 1904.
For more information see http://henryaltemus.com/peter_rabbit/peterrabbit.htm