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The Little White Bird: Or Adventures in Kensington Gardens

by Barrie, J. M

Condition: Very Good


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1903. New York: Scribner's, 1903. 8vo. Quarter Vellum. Limited edition. The Novels, Tales and Sketches of J. M. Barrie. White vellum spine with gold titles, blue-grey boards, vellum corner-protectors. Printed on Japan paper. 286 pp. Author's edition, limited to 150 copies for America and England, this being #116. Volume XI of 12-volume set. Frontispiece with protective tissue. Facsimile signature of author on copyright page. One additional illustration, with protective tissue. Pages lightly foxed. Previous owner's name inside front board. Spine soiled and faded, boards lightly scuffed. A rare copy of the first mention of Peter Pan in a very limited edition, in very good condition. . First Thus. Quarter Vellum. Very Good. Illus. by Clark, Walter Appleton. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Limited Edition.

The Little White Bird is a series of short episodes, narratives and day-to-day accounts of J M Barrie's life in London. The tone oscillates from whimsical to social comedy to darkly aggressive. Part of the book's continuing popularity was due to the couple of softer chapters telling the story of Peter Pan, later to become the hero of Barrie's most famous work.




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