Peter and Wendy in rare first issue jacket conspicuously priced $1.50

By: J. M. Barrie [James Matthew Barrie]

Price: $5,230.00

Quantity: 1 available


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1911. First Edition; First. First American Edition, first issue (simultaneous with the London Harrap edition). The true first is distinguished by three points: 1. Scribner's seal, 2."Published October, 1911" to copyright page and (most importantly) 3. A "$1.50 net" price to the jacket's front cover (later issues priced at $2.50 on the front flap). As such copies without jackets (though still published October, 1911 & with seal) are of uncertain issuance, while those without the conspicuous oddly-placed price are second states. A fine copy with Peter, Mermaids & the Click-Tock Crocodile to the front and Captain Hook to the spine. First issue jacket repeats the binding images and adds the price. Jacket frayed along top with not entirely successful archival repairs from long ago. Book itself is as new: tight hinges and gutters; no owners' names, no bookplates, no sunning nor wear; gilt is bright & clean. "Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, the child of a family of small-town weavers, and best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. He was educated in Scotland but moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him to write 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 an ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. Peter Pan quickly overshadowed his previous work [and was] credited with popularizing the name Wendy, which was very uncommon previously. Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, which continues to benefit from them." Wikipedia 2016.; 8vo ; [ix], 267 pages . First Edition.

Title: Peter and Wendy in rare first issue jacket conspicuously priced $1.50

Author Name: J. M. Barrie [James Matthew Barrie]

Illustrator: F. D. Bedford

Categories: Children's Literature,

Edition: First Edition; First

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1911

Book Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 1563