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Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.
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Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.

Published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1906

Stock code: 87370

Price: £875

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First Rackham edition. Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character.

Quarto. Original russet brown cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board gilt, dark grey endpapers with a map to the front free endpaper, edges stained brown. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 49 plates on dark grey paper with printed tissue guards. Pages nice and clean, rubbing to extremities, minor fading to lower boards, a very good copy.

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