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Novels, Tales, and Sketches of J. M. Barrie by BARRIE J. M - Hardcover - 1922 - from Bauman Rare Books and

Novels, Tales, and Sketches of J. M. Barrie


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1922. BARRIE, J. M. The Novels, Tales, and Sketches of J. M. Barrie. Twelve volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut and partly unopened. $2600.""Author's Edition"" of Barrie's works, the ""only American edition of [Barrie's] works to be sanctioned by [him]"" (from the author's preface), handsomely bound.Illustrated with frontispieces in each volume and numerous full-page plates throughout. This set includes Peter and Wendy and The Little White Bird, in which Barrie's beloved and immortal character Peter Pan is first introduced. Interiors fine, light expert restoration to handsome contemporary bindings.
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raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created...[more]
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]
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
Marbled boards
A state in which all or some of the pages of a book have not been separated from the adjacent pages, caused by a traditional...[more]
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
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]


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