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												Peter and Wendy. by  J. M BARRIE
	 - First Edition
			 - [1911]
		 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 149189)

Peter and Wendy.

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Peter and Wendy.: Illustrated by F. D. Bedford.

by BARRIE, J. M

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London: Hodder & Stoughton,, [1911]. First edition, first impression, in unusually nice condition. Peter and Wendy is an expanded adaptation into novel form of the story first made popular in the 1904 stage play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. It tells the familiar story of the stage version, with Peter as an older child flying off with Wendy and the other Darling children to battle Captain Hook and his pirates, but Barrie added a final chapter to the book in which Peter returns for Wendy years later, when she is grown with a child of her own. The text of the stage play itself was not published until 1928. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front cover in gilt. Frontispiece, pictorial title page, and 11 plates, all by Bedford. Bookseller's embossed ticket to front free endpaper. Very slight rubbing and bumping to extremities, minute dent to rear board, the binding otherwise sound and unfaded, usual foxing to edges and contents, else internally bright; a very nice copy. Grolier Club, One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature, 63.

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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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book dealer
Peter Harrington GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
149189
Title
Peter and Wendy.
Author
BARRIE, J. M
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
London: Hodder & Stoughton,
Date Published
[1911]

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Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.

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