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Beatrix Potter Photo Album

Marseilles, Genoa & Pisa: A Beatrix Potter Photograph Album Representing a Pictorial Biography with an Introduction by Ivy Trent. (34.5 x 44 cm.). Illustrations. Hardbound. Lunenberg, VT: Stinehour Press, 1998.

Photograph from Marseilles, Genoa & Pisa
This facsimile edition reproduces photographs, mostly attributed to Potter's father, amateur photographer Rupert Potter, in an arrangement telling the story of her life.


The photographs range from studio photographs of Beatrix Potter as a baby and toddler, to one taken in the year preceding her death. The original photographs were in a variety of media, ranging from albumin, bromide, and platinum prints, to the snapshot. They were captioned in pencil with identifications of some persons, of the locations and some of the dates in a hand similar in many respects to Beatrix Potter's, perhaps that of a relative. This facsimile will be a source of pleasure to Beatrix Potter's many admirers of all ages and a resource for all those interested in this fascinating artist and storyteller.

About the author:
Ivy Trent attended Stanford University. After graduation she became secretary to the legendary Los Angeles bookseller, Jake Zeitlin. Shortly thereafter, she moved to the cataloging department, where she worked primarily with History of Science and Medicine. After the closing of Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, Ms. Trent compiled the catalogue of materials Biblioteca Mechanica. She currently works at the Cotsen Children's Library in Los Angeles, where she oversees acquisitions and publications of the Cotsen Occasional Press.