1935 Scarce Edition - Peter Pan - Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie Illustrated by F.D. Bedford.
Author: J. M. Barrie. F. D. Bedford, illustrator.
Title: Peter and Wendy.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton, no date (circa 1935).
Size: 10 "X 7.5 ".
Pages: vii-181 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, spine slightly sunned - as shown) under a removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition in this particular binding variant!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing mainly on the outer edge - as shown).
Illustrations: Beautifully illustrated by F. D. Bedford with 1 frontis and 12 very nice black and white plates (complete).
Estimate: (Scarce with no or few other copies in this binding variant for sale worldwide).
The book: Scarce and attractive early UK edition of Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy -- J. M. Barrie's most famous work, in the form of a 1904 play and a 1911 novel. Both versions tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy Darling and her brothers, the fairy Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, the Indian princess Tiger Lily, and the pirate Captain Hook. The play and novel were inspired by Barrie's friendship with the Llewelyn Davies family. Barrie continued to revise the play for years after its debut; the novel reflects one version of the story. A rare find in any condition!
The author: Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in Scotland. He moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in The Little White Bird), then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a "fairy play" about this ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. This play quickly overshadowed his previous work and although he continued to write successfully, it became his best-known work, credited with popularising the name Wendy, which was very uncommon previously. Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Barrie was made a baronet by George V in 1913, and a member of the Order of Merit in 1922. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to London's Great Ormond Street Hospital, which continues to benefit from them.
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