London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1911. Original light brown paper boards with arched pictorial onlay.
First Edition of these adventures of Timmy Tiptoes (and his wife Goody), grey squirrels trying to get nuts collected and stored up for the oncoming winter. Timmy is wrongly accused of stealing other squirrels' nuts and is thrown through a tree-hole into his and Goody's nut storehouse -- where he gets sidetracked and eats so many of the nuts that he becomes too fat to get out. The presence of chipmunks and a bear in this tale have led to speculation that the author had American children in mind when she wrote and illustrated this book.~Customers could buy TIMMY TIPTOES either in light brown or dark green paper boards, priced at 1/-, or in decorated cloth, at 1/6. This copy is in the light brown paper boards and is near-fine, with only the merest hint of wear at a couple of corners -- highly-desirable condition for fragile paper-covered boards intended for children's use. Linder pp 208-209 and p. 429; Quinby 20. Housed in a magnificent clamshell case that reproduces the pictorial front cover onlay. Item #13356