1892 First Edition in 2 Volumes - Peter Ibbetson, Strange Tale of Communication through Dreams by George Du Maurier.
(Description)Author: George Du Maurier.
Title: Peter Ibbetson. With an Introduction by his Cousin, Lady ***** ("Madge Plunket"). Edited and Illustrated by George Du Maurier.
Publisher: London, James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1892. First Edition in 2 Volumes.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9 " X 6 ".
Pages: 213, 235 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine navy half morocco leather binding finely bound by Zaehnsdorf for Hatchards (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful in-text and full-page illustrations by George Du Maurier.
Estimate: (USD 500 - USD 700)
The book: Beautiful First Edition in 2 volumes of Peter Ibbetson, a strange tale of a love that transcends all obstacles, it relates the story of two youngsters who are separated in childhood and then drawn together by destiny years later. Even though they are separated in real life because Peter is unjustly convicted of murder (it was actually self-defense), they discover they can dream themselves into each other's consciousness while asleep. In this way, they live out their lives together.
The author: George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier (6 March 1834 – 8 October 1896) was a Franco-British cartoonist and writer known for his work in Punch and for his Gothic novel Trilby, which featured the character Svengali. He was the father of the actor Sir Gerald du Maurier and grandfather of the writers Angela du Maurier and Dame Daphne du Maurier and artist Jeanne du Maurier. He was also the father of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and grandfather of the five boys who inspired J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan.
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