A rare book shop in Chelsea will be selling a collection of 88 rare and first edition Beatrix Potter books to mark the 150th anniversary of the author's birth.
Peter Harrington book store, in Fulham Road, is selling the collection, which is owned by an English bibliophile and includes rare copies of all her best loved books including Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny and many more.
The exhibition will run from June 22 to July 6, with prices ranging from £75,000 for a private printed, first edition, first impression copy of The Tale of Peter Rabbit to £100 for a first edition, first impression copy of The Sly Old Cat.
The Beatrix Potter catalogue is available to download on Peter Harrington's website, while printed copies are available to pick up at the shop itself, which is open daily from Monday to Friday.
Pom Harrington, the owner of Peter Harrington, said: "Beatrix Potter, the much-loved author and illustrator, was born less than half a mile from the Peter Harrington shop at 100 Fulham Road where this fabulous collection of books are being exhibited and sold.
"Her books have thrilled generations of children and adults and I urge you to come and visit the exhibition or download a copy of the fascinating catalogue from our website to reacquaint yourselves with these tales from your childhood."
Elsewhere in west London, celebrities are helping a Shepard's Bush campaigner raise money for homeless military veterans though an auction.
Highlights from the collection
A Happy Pair, by Frederic Weatherley (1890 - £30,000): A first edition of the first book illustrated by Beatrix Potter, which contains six of her earliest illustrations and is extremely rare with just five copies traced.
Beatrix Potter accepted the job to illustrate this book to pay for a printing machine which her and her brother wanted and which cost £16 and this book launched her professional career as an artist-illustrator.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (£75,000): Beatrix Potter published it herself and an edition of 250 copies was ready on December 16 1901 which she presented to friends and relatives and sold for 1s. 2d.
Complete set of deluxe editions (£67,500): A complete set of the first deluxe editions of the Peter Rabbit series of 12 books.