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Rare books by J. M. Barrie, including first editions and signed copies of the Peter Pan books.

James Matthew Barrie (1860–1937) was a prolific Scottish author and dramatist, best known for creating Peter Pan.
The origins of Peter Pan as a literary character were long drawn out. He first appeared as a book-within-a-book in Barrie’s London story-collection The Little White Bird(1902), by which time Barrie was increasingly turning away from prose to concentrate on drama.

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  1. The Works.
    BARRIE, J. M. The Works.


    First editions of all works except Der Tag, which is a second edition. A handsome set. Learn More

    Stock Code: 18330

  2. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.
    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) BARRIE, J. M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.

    London : 1906

    Signed limited edition, number 381 of 500 numbered copies signed by the artist. Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character. Learn More

    Stock Code: 117385

  3. The Plays.
    BARRIE, J. M. The Plays.


    First edition, first impression. The first play in this book is the version of Peter Pan by which the character of Peter Pan was established in the form we know today. Learn More

    Stock Code: 32040

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