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Wee Folks Peter Rabbit Series (Series 189)


This 20 books of this series are quite common. There is no question that the later copyrighted books are less common than the earlier books simply because the earlier volumes were reprinted yearly. None of them are rare however. The Big Black Crows and Little Girl titles are somewhat scarce though.

Without dust jackets none of the books are valuable and prices in great condition should not exceed $15-20. With jackets $50-75 is not unreasonable.

Here are some ads of interest. Three copies of this book are being advertised at one time.

Peter Rabbit's Wedding Day
by May Wynne 1927

Peter Rabbit's Wedding Day by May Wynne. With lovely colorful illustrations by Bess Goe Willis. Altemus' Peter Rabbit Series. Published by Henry Altemus Company, Philadelphia copyright 1927. US $125.00


Author: Wynne, May
Publisher: Henry Altemus
Format: Hardcover
Date: 1927
Price: 119.40


TITLE: Peter Rabbit's Wedding Day
AUTHOR: May Wynne
ILLUSTRATOR: Bess Goe Willis
EDITION: 1927, Henry Altemus
US $95.00

These books are priced way out of line. It is unlikely any will sell in the foreseeable future.

Peter Rabbit's Easter
Almond, Linda Stevens
Price: US$ 250.00

Book Description: Henry Altemus Company 1921, 1921. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very Good Very good plus copy. Small size (approx 4" by 6"). Inset color picture on front boards. Red cloth spine. I counted 23 beautiful color plates. Insignificant small tear in spine

Comments: Whoa. Totally outlandish. The price is more than 10 times what it is worth. It reminds me of the adage: easy to buy, hard to sell. Dealers list these books on the various search services and there they sit for years. Setting a price for a book is not the same as determining a value for a book.


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