Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew)
Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket
Edition Trade Edition
Publisher New york Charles Scribner's Sons 1925
Illustrator Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good copy of the scarce dust jacket The book is in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have noticeable toning. Illustrated throughout with 16 color plates by Arthur Rackham. This copy includes the scarce dust jacket which as a tipped on rectangular illustrated plate. The dust jacket has edge wear, nicking, several small edge tears and several chips missing. The story of Peter Pan in Kensington Garden was originally a portion of a longer adult novel written in 1902 by Barrie, entitled "The Little White Bird". The theme of unending childhood apparently resonated strongly with Barrie, as he further expanded on the theme in 1904 with the play "Peter Pan or the Boy who Wouldn't Grow Up". Barrie's publisher Hodder & Stoughton decided to capitalize on the popularity of the play and released this separate version which was geared towards children. Including exquisite illustrations by Arthur Rackham was marketing genius.