1911 Scarce PETER PAN Edition - Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie illustrated by F.D. Bedford with Tipped-in Color Frontispiece.
Author: Barrie, J. M.; F. D. Bedford (illustrator).
Title: Peter and Wendy.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton, no date (1911). Early Edition featuring all the same illustrations as the original, this edition also features the incredibly rare color plate frontispiece printed on a grey card.
Size: 7.5 "X 6 ".
Pages: vii-267 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and very good original blue full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, spine slightly faded - as shown, corners slightly bumped - as shown) under a removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing - as shown, nice repair of a margin chip in the lower margin of page 27 - as shown, some pages unopened).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful 12 full-page plates by F. D. Bedford and the wonderful Tipped-in Color Frontispiece titled "A Lovely Spring Cleaning" not present in the first edition.
The book: Rare and attractive "blue" edition of Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy is J. M. Barrie's most famous work, in the form of a 1904 play and a 1911 novel. Both versions tell 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. Barrie's friendship inspired the play and novel 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 Illustrator: Francis Donkin Bedford (1864–1954), also known as F. D. Bedford, was a British artist and illustrator. He was born in Notting Hill and lived in London. He painted genre scenes and exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1892.
Bedford's works include illustrations for A Book of Nursery Rhymes (1897), The Books of Shops (1899), Four and Twenty Toilers (1900), The Visit to London (1902), Forgotten Tales of Long Ago (1906), Runaways and Castaways (1908), Peter and Wendy (1911), The Magic Fishbone (1921), Under the Tree (1922), A Christmas Carol (1923), and The Cricket on the Hearth (1927).
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1911 Scarce PETER PAN Edition - Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie illustrated by F.D. Bedford with Tipped-in Color Frontispiece. Price List