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

    1888-1919

    First editions of all works except Der Tag, which is a second edition. A handsome set. Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 18330

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

    London : 1906

    Signed limited edition, number 381 of 500 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 Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character.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
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 117385

  3. Peter and Wendy.
    BARRIE, J. M. Peter and Wendy.

    London : [1911]

    First edition, first impression, in unusually nice condition. 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
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 143136

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