Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1906. First Edition; trade issue; publisher’s reddish-brown cloth; foxed, shaken and worn; only a good copy; in a custom quarter-leather clamshell box. However, this copy has been inscribed by the author on the half-title, “To Godfrey Tearle, Because the 7-10 is not running this month (and for better reasons) from his friend J.M. Barrie, Sep 6, 1913.” Any version of Peter Pan is rarely found inscribed. Peter Pan first appeared in 1902’s The Little White Bird (from which the text of this edition is taken), then in Barrie’s 1904 play, followed by 1911’s Peter and Wendy, and the 1928 first separate trade edition of the play. Tearle, who went on to act in films, appeared in at least two Barrie plays, portraying Captain Hook in the 1913-1914 production of Peter Pan at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

[Book #35997P]

Price: $12,500.00

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