Peter and Wendy. J. M. BARRIE.
Peter and Wendy
Peter and Wendy
Peter and Wendy
Peter and Wendy

Peter and Wendy

London, Hodder and Stoughton, [1911] (first edition).

Octavo, viii (first leaf blank), 267 pages plus a frontispiece, pictorial title leaf and 11 full-page plates by F.D. Bedford.

Original green cloth (blocked in gilt with an elaborate design showing Peter, two mermaids and the crocodile), with the pictorial dustwrapper, repeating the binding design in gilt. Cloth slightly flecked (confined to the edges and rear board) and lightly mottled; extremities a trifle rubbed; edges foxed, with a few marks and indentations to the top edge (impacting slightly on the upper margin of some leaves); endpapers offset; tiny stain to the corner tip of the front flyleaf and the adjacent blank; inoffensive light shallow tidemark to the top edge of the front endpaper and most of the plates; scattered foxing (heavier on the preliminaries and the leaves adjacent to the plates); dustwrapper slightly marked, torn and chipped, and a little nibbled along the leading edges, with the gilt dulled on the spine (as often); overall a very presentable copy, complete with the very rare dustwrapper essentially in excellent condition.

The first edition of Barrie's best-loved work, and the fullest version of the Peter Pan story, it expands upon Barrie's play 'Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up', first performed in 1904 but not published until 1928. The character of Peter Pan made his first appearance in 'The Little White Bird' in 1902.

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Price (AUD): $8,000.00

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