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Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie - First Edition - 1911 - from The Gently Mad (SKU: 28)

Peter and Wendy

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Peter and Wendy

by J.M. Barrie

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London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1911. First English edition, first impression with no date shown on the verso of title page; 8vo, (20.4 x 15.4 cm); frontispiece, pictorial title and 11 full-page plates by F.D. Bedford.

A very good first edition. The cloth binding remains good with just some light rubbing to the head and tail of spine, and a little wear to the cloth at the corners. Endpapers a little brown with age and there is a small neat inscription to the front endpaper. All contents present and pages in good clean condition throughout and free from foxing and stains . . perhaps the odd light thumb mark to the margins but overall very good.

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
The Gently Mad GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
28
Title
Peter and Wendy
Author
J.M. Barrie
Illustrator
F.D. Bedford
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Hodder and Stoughton
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1911
Pages
267
Size
8vo
Keywords
Peter Pan
Bookseller catalogs
Childrens Illustrated;
Size
8vo

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A friendly antiquarian book shop close to the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. We are also bookbinders and undertake all sorts of binding work.

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Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [More]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
First Edition
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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
tail
The heel of the spine.

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