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PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1906. The Limited and Signed De Luxe First Edition, one of only 500 numbered copies. With 50 tipped-in color plates with captioned tissue-guards, and except for the frontispiece, bound in rear as issued. And with a number of additional line drawings by Arthur Rackham. 4to, publisher's original de luxe vellum, with lettering on the spine in gilt, the upper cover with the fine decorative designs in gilt and additional elaborate designed gilt lettering, front endpaper with the map of Kensington Gardens, t.e.g., original silk ties of gold. 126 pp. + plates pp. A superior copy in the original vellum, very fine inside and out. A VERY HANDSOME AND FINE FIRST EDITION. FIRST ISSUE OF THE LIMITED AND SIGNED PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS. AN OUTSTANDING DE LUXE COPY of what is widely considered Rackham's best work of illustration, and is certainly one of the most popular. PETER PAN is now quite scarce in even the trade issue of the first edition. PETER PAN is Rackham's most famous book. Within, we find many of the artist’s best loved and most easily recognized paintings. Perhaps the Pall Mall Gazette summed it best when they said, “Mr. Rackham seems to have dropped out of some cloud in Mr. Barrie’s fairyland, sent by a special providence to make pictures in tune with his whimsical genius.”
      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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