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BARRIE, J. M.

BARRIE, J. M.

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. 128683comp
    First US edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the first blank, "Yours sincerely, J. M. Barrie", together with a letter tipped in to the front free endpaper relating to the circumstance of the signing. The letter agreeing to arrange for the inscription, dated 21 April 1927, is signed "C. Greene (For Sir James... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 128683

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  2. 117385comp
    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 Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character.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
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 117385

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  3. 126883
    First edition, first impression. Peter and Wendy is an expanded adaptation into novel form of the story first made popular in the 1904 stage play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. It tells the familiar story of the stage version, with Peter as an older child flying off with Wendy and the other Darling children... Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 126883

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  4. The Plays.
    First uniform edition, first impression. The collected plays were first published earlier the same year by Hodder & Stoughton. The first play in this book is the version of Peter Pan in which the character of was established in the form we know today. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 105540

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  5. 130778
    First edition, first impression, deluxe issue, of the play text. The play opened on 27 December 1904 to huge success, breaking all previous theatrical records. In response to this success Barrie sanctioned Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens in collaboration with Arthur Rackham, however the text of which was not based... Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 130778

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  6. 131129
    First edition, first impression, deluxe issue, of the play text. The play opened on 27 December 1904 to huge success, breaking all previous theatrical records. In response to this success Barrie sanctioned Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens in collaboration with Arthur Rackham, however the text of which was not based... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 131129

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  7. 32040
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 32040

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  8. 102018
    A 16 part cut-out nursery frieze by Cora E. M. Paterson who was an English illustrator, graphic designer and poster artist. A beautiful Art Deco set depicting characters and scenes from Peter Pan. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 102018

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