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Peter and Wendy

by Barrie, J. M

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • First
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Near Fine/No Jacket
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About This Item

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1911. Book. Illus. by F. D. Bedford. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Olive cloth, lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt. A notably well-preserved copy shows minor rubbing to corners and spine extremities, deckled text block edges. Firm, square binding, clean interior beyond Christmas 1911 gift inscription inked on upper front flyleaf. Vintage Lauriat bookseller's tag mounted along bottom edge of front flyleaf. [ix],267 pp., illus. w/ 12 plates. 1st ptg.: Oct. 1911, with Scribner seal on copyright page. .

Synopsis

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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Details

Bookseller
Saucony Book Shop US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
053203
Title
Peter and Wendy
Author
Barrie, J. M
Illustrator
F. D. Bedford
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1911
Bookseller catalogs
Children's;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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About Saucony Book Shop

The Saucony Book Shop, located in the heart of scenic rural Berks County, epicenter of Pennsylvania German folk culture (our shop specialty), offers a full range of gently used, rare, and antiquarian books, with many volumes of scholarly merit and an unabashed emphasis on the quaint, the curious, and the utterly obscure. We make no attempt to be a general-service book shop. Our inventory is highly selective, individually chosen from among the hundreds of thousands of books to which we have access annually at auctions, library and estate sales, and through individual scouts and vendors. We do not handle material that does not meet our expectations in terms of condition or interest to our specialized, idiosyncratic customers. Despite maintaining a browsing inventory of more than 15,000 volumes, we have minimized our carbon footprint by maintaining our entire operation in a cozy ca. 1890 barn and lean-to adjacent to an historic creamery in rural Maxatawny Township. Our shop is available for browsing by appointment and occasionally, in temperate weather, by chance, so email or call ahead to peruse the eclectic selection gracing our shelves, or ask our ferociously over-read staff for recommendations. Selling antiquarian books of merit since 1981. Full search and appraisal services; always keenly interested in purchasing quality used books, whether by the piece or by the bushel. Thanks for reading about us! Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

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Copyright page
The page in a book that describes the lineage of that book, typically including the book's author, publisher, date of...[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
fine
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Cloth
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text block
Most simply the inside pages of a book.  More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.

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