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Rackham, Arthur; Barrie, J.M.
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. First Limited Signed Edition of 500 copies.
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1906. A beautiful copy of a rare Limited Signed Edition, a classic, charming, beloved work. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J.M. Barrie. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. First Limited Signed Edition of 500 copies, signed by the illustrator, issued by Hodder & Stoughton in London, 1906. Publishers original gilt vellum with new silk ties. Decorated endpapers, with the map of Kensington Gardens by Arthur Rackham. Thick oversized quarto, top edge gilt, other edges deckled (uncut). Fifty (50) full colour chromolithographs (including frontispiece) on dark olive mounts, all under captioned tissues, and further black and white drawings and decorations by Arthur Rackham, this volume is profusely illustrated and decorated. The text and black and white illustrations are on English hand-made watermarked paper. Vellum with slight natural colour variation across the boards, commensurate with age, binding very slightly bumped to head and foot, slightly splayed to the right. Exceptionally bright internally with fifty perfect lithographs and tissues. There are no bookplates or inscriptions. There is no foxing, no thumb marks or stains on any pages. The book appears unread. An exceptional bright copy free from any foxing and without any notable marks. Worthy of a special gift, of interest to collectors. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Buchanan Rare Books [Padstow, CORNW, United Kingdom]
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