THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT. Beatrix Potter. Illustrations By Virginia Albert. Akron: The SAALFIELD PUBLISHING CO., (1916). An early pirated edition of Potter's classic tale which was first published by Frederick Warne in 1902. Pictorial boards. Paper chipped from spine. Pictorial endpapers. 10 full-page color illustrations by Virginia Albert. Many black and white illustrations in the text. Decorative initials in red. A sound copy but with the following defects: chipped spine; ink inscription on blank leaf; lower marginal tears to some leaves and 2 pages have had some crayoning. With the original Sears Roebuck & Co. Retail Store sticker on the back pastedown with price of .25 cents! Sold as-is.