The Roly-Poly Pudding - Beatrix Potter 1908 - Frederick Warne and Co., London - First Edition, First Printing A superb and thus scarce example of this first edition of Roly-Poly Pudding in which Beatrix Potter expresses her love of the quaint old farmhouse at Hill Top, Sawry, which she has taken as the setting for the story, and despite the infestations of rats she had to deal with whilst renovating this farmhouse, she dedicates the book to her former pet – ‘In remembrance of “SAMMY” The intelligent pink-eyed Representative of a Persecuted (but Irrepressible) Race!

The illustrations are based upon the actual rooms at Hill Top, which can still be visited today [2015] as Potter arranged for the property to be run by the National Trust and rooms to be kept just as they were during her lifetime.
  First edition, first printing according to Linder [427]. 1908 on the front of the title page [correct for the first two printings]. ‘(All Rights Reserved)’ to the bottom of the title page [Omitted at the second printing]. Original bevelled boards in maroon cloth. First printing October 1908 (7,500 copies).

References: Linder
A History of the Writings of Beatrix Potter. Quinby Beatrix Potter: A Bibliographical Check List 15.

Small quarto, pp. [8] 70 - Illustrations included in pagination
  Condition: Near fine, light wear and moderate sunning to spine, a little soiling to a few pages, gilt boards and front panel exceptionally bright.   Ref: 107495   Price: HK$ 12,000