1896 Rare Book - Peter Ibbetson - A strange tale of Communication through Dreams by George Du Maurier.
Author: George Du Maurier.
Title: Peter Ibbetson. With an Introduction by his Cousin, Lady ***** ("Madge Plunket").
Publisher: London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1896.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: 381 pages + catalogue.
Binding: Attractive and very good half olive leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown). Upper edge gilt.
Illustrations: Complete with the in-text illustrations by George Du Maurier.
The book: Beautiful edition 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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