The Velveteen Rabbit
Or How Toys Become Real
Illustrated by William Nicholson
Introduced by Shirley Hughes
Afterword by Marilynn Strasser Olson
Margery Williams's affectionate tale of enduring love, The Velveteen Rabbit, has been faithfully reproduced in this beautifully designed new Folio collector's edition.
Written in 1922, this touching tale of a cloth rabbit’s quest to become ‘Real’ is a masterpiece among children’s illustrated books. With its nostalgic nod to the fairy-tale tradition, it has inspired many fantastical tales about talking toys and remains a bedtime favourite almost 100 years later.
William Nicholson’s artwork is as memorable as the story, so we worked closely with the artist’s grandson Desmond Banks from the outset. We returned to the first edition to create a charming reproduction of every page, as well as individually restoring Nicholson’s illustrations to their original splendour. This painstaking attention to detail has resulted in a truly beautiful and collectable book that will delight younger readers for generations to come.
Bound in blocked cloth
Set in Founder’s Caslon
7 colour illustrations, including 3 double-page spreads, and a hand-drawn dedication page reproduced from William Nicolson’s daughter’s original copy
10˝ x 7½˝