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Peter and Wendy by J M Barrie - First Edition - 1911 - from Reader’s Books (SKU: 3076)

Peter and Wendy

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Peter and Wendy

by J M Barrie

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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1911. Hardcover. Good. 8vo.. Undated first edition, first printing of J M Barrie's immortal work. In green cloth boards with gilt decoration and lettering to front and spine. Edges are bumped. Slight markings to front and back. Spine is surprisingly fresh. Endpapers are age tanned with previous owner's signature to front endpaper. Pages have scattered foxing, especially first and last pages. All illustrations are present and binding is tight. Crayoned 'Paul' on p256 otherwise pages are clean. A very attractive copy. 1911

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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Bookseller
Reader’s Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
3076
Title
Peter and Wendy
Author
J M Barrie
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Hodder and Stoughton
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1911
Size
8vo.

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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
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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]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
Cloth
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age tanned
Age tanning, or browning, occurs over time on the pages of books.  This process can show up on just the edges of pages,...[more]
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