Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.
(From "The Little White Bird").London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1906 Stock Code: 117385
NotesSigned 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 Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character.
Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, silk endpapers and top edge gilt. With a pictorial onlay inset into the front cover entitled "The Lady with the Balloons who sits just outside", after the Rackham illustration. Housed in a solander box, also by the Chelsea Bindery.
Illustrated throughout with the inclusion of 50 tipped-in coloured plates.
Faint foxing, an excellent copy in a fine binding.
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