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

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1906 Stock Code: 65811
£1,000.00
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First Rackham edition. Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character.

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Description

Quarto. Original russet brown cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front board gilt, dark grey endpapers with a map to the front free endpaper, edges stained brown.

Illustrations

Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 49 plates on dark grey paper with printed tissue guards.

Condition

Bookplate to front free endpaper, ownership inscription to front pastedown. A little wear to extremities, spine faded, spotting to half-title, contents faintly toned with occasional light spots. A very good copy.

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