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BARRIE, J.M.; Bedford, F.D.
Peter and Wendy
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1911. The First London Edition of J.M. Barrie's "Peter and Wendy" BARRIE, J.M. Peter and Wendy. Illustrated by F.D. Bedford. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1911]. First edition. Octavo (7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches; 197 x 140 mm.). vii, [1, blank], 267, [1, blank] pp. Pictorial title and twelve black and white plates (including frontispiece) on glossy paper from drawings by F.D. Bedford. Publisher's olive green cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Free endpapers slightly tanned as usual. Scattered light marginal foxing. A fine copy of this classic children's fantasy. Peter and Wendy is "a retelling of the story of Peter Pan [or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, the play by J.M. Barrie, which was first performed in London in 1904] in book form, originally published with illustrations by F.D. Bedford. It contains much that is not in the play, including an opening chapter which relates how Wendy and her brothers knew of Peter Pan and the 'Neverland' (sic) before Peter ever came to their nursery; the last chapter, 'When Wendy Grew Up', describes how Wendy's daughter Jane takes Wendy's place in the Never Never Land in later years. The book is long, and Barrie permitted reductions of the text, the first being Peter Pan and Wendy (1915), described as an 'authorized school edition' and published jointly by the Oxford University Press and Hodder and Stoughton, with the Bedford illustrations. The full text was used for Peter Pan and Wendy (1921), with illustrations by Mabel Lucie Attwell" (The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. [Calabasas, CA, U.S.A.]

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