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(RACKHAM, Arthur.) BARRIE, J. M.

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.

From The Little White Bird. A New Edition.

London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1912] Stock Code: 112982
£3,500.00
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Notes

Deluxe edition, issued unsigned and without statement of limitation. This edition is a revision of the 1906 edition, with an entirely new setting of type, a new coloured frontispiece, and seven full-page black and white drawings not in the earlier edition. The plates are distributed throughout, not gathered at the end as in the 1906 edition. The edition is undated, except for the new frontispiece, which is dated 1912 within the image. In the deluxe edition the calligraphic title is printed in grey within a decorative frame printed in pale green, as against all black in the trade edition, and "Limited" is omitted from the publishers' company name. The pictorial endpapers are not in the trade edition.

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Description

Quarto. Original vellum, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front cover blocked in gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, green ribbon ties. With the original white moiré paper slipcase (worn and rubbed, some repairs).

Illustrations

Colour frontispiece and 49 colour plates mounted on a greyish brown printed frame, with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, all by Rackham.

Condition

Spine a little toned, free endpapers browned, two small marginal paper repairs to dedication leaf and pp. 31/32 not affecting text, small marginal stain to first few leaves, else an excellent copy.

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