BARRIE, J.M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
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BARRIE, J.M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. From The Little White Bird by J.M. Barrie. A New Edition. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d., . Trade edition, first impression. Quarto. pp. [viii], 126. Green cloth, gilt decorated cover and spine with title. Previous owner's signature on front endpaper. A very good copy in lightly frayed dust jacket. "Latimore & Haskell p. 40; Riall p. 114.
Original green cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front cover gilt, plain endpapers. With the dust jacket, priced 25/- net on the front flap. Spine gently rolled, a touch of rubbing to corners, dust jacket with lightly sunned spine, a fine copy. Colour frontispiece and 49 colour plates mounted on plain paper, with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, all by Rackham. Riall notes there are two different green cloths used for the binding of the trade edition, either smooth or textured. The cloth on this copy is an emerald-green linen-grain cloth, presumably Riall's ""textured"" variant. The green dust jacket, which repeats the lettering and pictorial designs of the case, has preserved the cloth in notably very bright condition. This edition is an improved revision of the 1906 edition, with a larger page size, an entirely new setting of type, a new coloured frontispiece, and seven full-page black and white drawings not in the earlier edition. The plates are distributed throughout, not gathered at the end as in the 1906 edition. The edition is undated, except for the new frontispiece, which is dated 1912 within the image."
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