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The Novels, Tales and Sketches of J. M. Barrie (Eleven Volumes, Complete)

by Barrie, J. M

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1903. Author's Edition. 1. Hard Cover. Eleven volumes, Complete (1901-1903). Full green cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on covers and spines, gilt borders on front covers, t.e.g., fore and bottom edges deckle. Author's facsimile signature in each volume. Tissue-protected frontispieces in each volume. The set includes: (1). Auld Licht Idylls, Better Dead; (2). When a Man's Single; (3). A Window in Thrums, An Edinburgh Eleven; (4&5). The Little Minister; (6&7). Sentimental Tommy; (8). My Lady Nicotine, Margaret Ogilvy; (9&10) Tommy and Grizel; (11). The Little White Bird (which includes the first appearance of Peter Pan). (NB: Peter and Wendy was not published until 1911. The first appearance of Peter Pan came in "The Little White Bird," which was serialised in the United States, then published in a single volume in the UK in 1902. Barrie's most famous and enduring work, "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up," had its first stage performance on 27 December 1904. It has been performed innumerable times since then, was developed by Barrie into the 1911 novel Peter and Wendy, and has been adapted by others into feature films, musicals, and more). This is a large set which may require additional shipping charges. . All volumes show mild shelf-wear, spines sunned, hinges starting on several volumes, else near fine. VERY GOOD. . B&W Illustrations. 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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