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Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie - First edition, US issue - 1911 - from Books of Wonder (SKU: 1049827)

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Peter and Wendy

by J.M. Barrie

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BARRIE, J[ames] M[atthew]. Peter and Wendy. Illustrated by F.D. Bedford. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons [1911]. 12mo, x 267pp. Green cloth pictorially stamped in gilt. 13 tipped-in half-tone plates (including title). Spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, spine a tad sunned, half-inch by quarter-inch stain at lower right edge of front free endpaper (no other pages affected), a few pages a bit roughly opened, else a clean, bright copy.

First edition, US issue, the American and British editions having been issued simultaneously. The first appearance as a novel of J.M. Barrie's beloved story of Peter Pan, which first appeared as a play on the London stage in 1904. Wendy and her brothers John and Michael are transported to Neverland by Peter Pan where they have their famous adventures with Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, and the dastardly pirate Captain Hook.

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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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Bookseller
Books of Wonder US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
1049827
Title
Peter and Wendy
Author
J.M. Barrie
Illustrator
F.D. Bedford
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First edition, US issue
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
NY
Date Published
1911
Pages
x 267pp.
Size
12mo
Size
12mo

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