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Peter and Wendy [1911 First edition, 1st printing] by J. M. Barrie - First Edition  - 1911 - from Armchair Books (SKU: FAIRY467)

Peter and Wendy [1911 First edition, 1st printing]

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Peter and Wendy [1911 First edition, 1st printing]

by J. M. Barrie

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1911. First Edition . Original Cloth, Green. Good. F. D. Bedford. The 1911 first edition, 1st printing, complete with Frontispiece, illustrative title-page and 11 further plates. Plates 'Flung Like Bales' and 'Peter And Jane' a little dog-eared having presumable once been loose. 'Plate 'To Die Will Be...' and 'The Birds Were Flown' corner-creased. Previous owner name to top-margin of contents-page. Gilt decoration to spine reasonably bright, somewhat faded to front board. Binding with general edge-wear and a few small marks. Minor repairs to inner-hinges. 20.3cm tall.


Peter and Wendy (1911) is the title of James M. Barrie's novelization of his most famous play, Peter Pan: or, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up (1904). Inspired by Barrie's friendship with the Llewelyn Davies family, both the play and the novel tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous young boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy Darling and her brothers. The novel follows the play closely, though its final chapter is an addition to the original work. Peter and Wendy was first published in 1911 by Hodder & Stoughton in the United Kingdom and Charles Scribner's Sons in the United States. In 1929, Barrie gave the copyright to the works featuring Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), Britain's leading children's hospital.

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Peter and Wendy [1911 First edition, 1st printing]
J. M. Barrie
F. D. Bedford
Original Cloth, Green
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Hodder & Stoughton
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