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Peter and Wendy by James M. Barrie, First American Trade Edition, 1911

Sale price$2,500.00

Barrie, James M. Peter and Wendy. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, [1911]. First American trade edition. Illustrated by F. D. Bedford. 8vo. In publisher’s original pale green cloth, boards and spine stamped and lettered in gilt. With a new archival slipcase. 

Presented is the first American trade edition of James Barrie’s Peter and Wendy. This edition was published in New York by Charles Scribner’s Sons, in 1911. It is presented here in the publisher’s original pale green cloth boards, with both boards and the spine sumptuously stamped and lettered in gilt. The book is further decorated with a frontispiece, illustrated title page, and 11 plates, all illustrated by F. D. Bedford. It is presented with a new archival slipcase. 

James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) was a Scottish born writer, working and writing in London. In 1902, he wrote The Little White Bird, the first introduction to his character Peter Pan. In 1904, Barrie wrote a play version of Peter Pan, a slightly different version of the young boy going on adventures in Neverland with Wendy Darling and her brothers, Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys, and battling the infamous Captain Hook. The play “Peter Pan; or, The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up” debuted at the Duke of York's Theatre in London in December 1904. A year later, a Broadway production was mounted starring Maude Adams. 

The play was incredibly successful and Barrie continued to tinker, write and rewrite, and make changes to his story. He wrote the illustrated novella Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens in 1906, an epilogue to his play “An After Thought” in 1908, and finally his full-length novel Peter and Wendy in 1911. Peter and Wendy was published by Hodder & Stoughton in England and Charles Scribner's Sons in the United States.

The original book contained a frontispiece and 11 half-tone plates by the artist F. D. Bedford. The novel follows the play closely, though its final chapter is an addition to the original work. Peter and Wendy later became the framework for the popular Disney adaptation. 

CONDITION: Good condition. In the publisher's original pale green cloth hardcover boards. The boards and spine are ornately stamped and lettered in gilt. Boards in good condition, with light wear and stains, repaired head caps, archival touch-ups to cloth and gilt. Interior pages are in good condition, with light toning. Previous owner's gift inscription on first free end page. Illustrated with a frontispiece, illustrated title page, and 11 plates. Presented with a new archival cloth slipcase. 

Book Dimensions: 8 1/4" H x 6" W x 1 1/2" D. Slipcase Dimensions: 8 5/8" H x 6 1/8" W x 2" D.

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Peter and Wendy by James M. Barrie, First American Trade Edition, 1911

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Peter and Wendy by James M. Barrie, First American Trade Edition, 1911
Peter and Wendy by James M. Barrie, First American Trade Edition, 1911 Sale price$2,500.00

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