London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1911. Original dark green 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 in either light brown or dark green paper boards, priced at 1/-, or in decorated cloth, at 1/6. This copy is in dark green boards, and is near-fine (scarcely any external wear, minor cracking at one end of the front endpaper -- which bears an "Xmas /11" inscription). This is remarkable condition for fragile paper-covered boards intended for children's use. Linder pp 208-209 and p. 429; Quinby 20. Item #13603