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The plates are all pristine and bright, the text block very clean and fresh, the tissues with minor light spotting as they are prone, the cloth in very good order with much less then typical wear, a bit minor rubbing or mellowing only and a small unobtrusive mark on the rear cover, the gilt fresh, the cloth bright, front hinge a bit shaken. Rackham s most famous book. Within, we find many of the artist s best loved and most easily recognized paintings, masterfully reproduced and bound in the rear and as identical to the first British issue of 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. This is a very nice copy well preserved. More information about this seller Contact this seller 5. From: Peter Harrington. Original russet brown cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and upper board gilt, dark grey endpapers with a map to the front free endpaper, edges stained brown. Bookplate to front free endpaper, ownership inscription to front pastedown. A little wear to extremities, spine faded, spotting to half-title, contents faintly toned with occasional light spots.

A very good copy. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 49 plates on dark grey paper with printed tissue guards. First Rackham edition. Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan which remained unpublished until but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird that had first introduced the character.

More information about this seller Contact this seller 6. Published by London: Hodder and Stoughton, About this Item: London: Hodder and Stoughton, , Recent burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, roll to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Half-title and prelims slightly foxed and the occasional blemish throughout, an excellent copy. Frontispiece and 49 mounted colour plates, captioned tissues. More information about this seller Contact this seller 7. Some occasional light foxing, a very good copy.

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More information about this seller Contact this seller 8. First edition. Russet cloth with gilt titles and vignettes. A near fine copy, bright and fresh with clean cloth and gleaming gilt. Just a hint of wear to the extremities and a small dent to the back panel. Map of Kensington Gardens on the front free endpaper. Colour frontis and 49 colour plates by Arthur Rackham. Each plate is mounted onto brown art paper and protected by a captioned tissue guard.

Apart from the frontis all plates are grouped together after the text. This is the first edition of Barrie's classic children's tale and is also Rackham's most important work. In J. Barrie wrote the novel "the Little White Bird", the central chapters of which tell of a child named Peter Pan, ". A contemporary review of this book published in "The World" reads "Mr Barrie has done what no one else has done since the inventor of "Alice", he has invented a new legend, a modern folk story which comprehends all the innermost secrets of the modern child, be he four or forty.

Mr Rackham, for his part, has been bewitched in his cradle: he does not dream of fairies or hobgoblins, he knows them. More information about this seller Contact this seller 9. A very good copy indeed, slight bowing to the boards but cloth bright and gilt gleaming.

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More information about this seller Contact this seller Condition: Near Fine. First trade edition. Quarto brick red pictorial cloth stamped in gilt. Illustrated with 50 wonderful color plates protected by captioned tissue guards and mounted on heavy dark green stock.

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Scattered light foxing in the text; illustrations perfect. Spine slightly dusty and a bit rubbed at the base. With the notice "This copy is for sale in Great Britain, its Colonies and Dependencies, but its sale and exhibition in France is prohibited". A nice copy, uncommon signed and rare in any kind of jacket. Rackham, Arthur illustrator. Barrie; with drawings by Arthur Rackham. All edges tinted brown. Original russet cloth covered boards with decoration and lettering to upper cover stamped in gilt and lettering to spine stamped in gilt with just a hint of wear to the extremities for a wonderful copy of the book.

Dark brown endpapers with map on FFE; small bookplate on front paste-down. A bright clean copy of a magnificent Rackham production. Calabasas, CA, U. With Drawings by Arthur Rackham. Color frontispiece and forty-nine color plates collected at the end of the text mounted on heavy brown paper, with descriptive tissue guards. Four black and white drawings two on the title and one each on p. Publisher's brick red cloth, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, spine decoratively lettered in gilt, gray endpapers, the front free end-paper with a map of Kensington Gardens.

Some light creasing and wear to edges of the two list of illustrations leaves, neat ink name and bookplate on front paste-down, small booksellers description on front free end-paper. Extremities of binding very slightly rubbed. The narrator is 'a gentle, whimsical, lonely old bachelor', an author by profession, whose ambition is to have a son.

He meets a penniless young couple whose own son David becomes a substitute in his affections. He explains to David that 'all children in our part of London were once birds in the Kensington Gardens; and that the reason there are bars on nursery windows and a tall fender by the fire is because very little people sometimes forget that they no longer have wings, and try to fly away through the window or up the chimney. Latimore and Haskell, p. Riall, p. Published by London Hodder and Stoughton About this Item: London Hodder and Stoughton, Russet cloth with gilt lettering and decoration.

This book was a gift from Arthur Rackham to his brother in law Robert Starkie. Signed on the half title "From Arthur Rackham" A very good copy indeed. Brown endpapers with map of Kensington Gardens on front free endpaper. Fifty colour plates mounted onto art paper and protected by captioned tissue guards. With the exception of the frontispiece all the plates are mounted together at the end of the text. Arthur Rackham married Edyth Starkie in July Edyth's family were less than enthusiastic about the marriage and on the day of the wedding their suspicions were almost confirmed.


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Edyth's father having died some years previously, it was to be her brother Robert giving her away. As they arrived at the church they spotted the bride groom disappearing in a hansom cab. He's left you already," exclaimed Robert. In fact Arthur was dashing home to collect the forgotten wedding ring.

Presumably the men overcame their differences and this copy is the first of a series of books presented by Rackham to his brother in law. Generally considered to be Rackham's most desirable work, not least as it combines with J. Barrie's greatest work. It is most uncommon to find signed copies of this most important of Rackham's work. Edition de Luxe, number of copies signed by Arthur Rackham. Large 4to. Full white vellum with gilt lettering and decoration. Top edge gilt and others untrimmed. A fine bright copy, lacks ties. Endpaper with map of Kensington Gardens and fifty colour plates mounted onto brown art paper and protected by captioned tissue guards.

The plates for this version of Barrie's tale are magnificent. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and floral decoration to spine gilt in compartments separated by raised bands, multiple gilt fillets to boards and turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. Tipped-in colour frontispiece as issued and 49 plates by Rackham on dark grey paper with printed tissue guards. With an original ink sketch to the half-title, signed Arthur Rackham Edition de Luxe, one of copies signed by Arthur Rackham.

A fine, bright copy of this sumptuous book. Minimal bowing to covers and silk ties lacking, else, clean, bright and stunning. Published by UK Hodder and Stoughton Bound in russet cloth with gilt illustration and lettering to the front cover and the spine. Containing 50 hand mounted Rackham colour plates consisting of one frontispiece illustration and 49 others grouped together at the rear of the book,all with tissue guardsThe covers are a little rubbed to extremities and the text has light foxing throughout. Otherwise a Lovely copy of a wonderful book.

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Condition: VG. First Edition. Rackham's second major commission and generally considered his most important book. With guarded frontis and 49 other guarded plates, mounted on brown card and bound in at rear. The book has been sympathetically rebacked with the original spine laid on. Corners are bumped, foxing to first few pages. All of the plates are in fine condition. Leather bound. First Trade Edition. Beautifully bound by Bayntun in blue leather with gilt design of Peter Pan and gilt ruling on front cover; gilt lettering and decoration to spine; gilt dentelles; AEG; marbled endpapers.

A fine copy housed in blue cloth slipcase. Barrie first used Peter Pan as a character in a section of The Little White Bird , an adult novel where he appears as a seven-day-old baby in the chapter entitled Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. Following the success of the play, Barrie's publishers, Hodder and Stoughton, extracted chapters of The Little White Bird and republished them in under the title Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, with the addition of illustrations by Arthur Rackham.

Latimore and Haskell pg. Full pictorial vellum gilt. Top edge gilt. One of copies numbered and signed by the artist. Contemporary gift inscription on half-title page.

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Lacks silk ties, as is usually the case. Near fine. From: Charles Agvent, est. First American Edition. Illustrated with 49 of 50, lacking "The Hump" full-page tipped-in color plates by Arthur Rackham, all with captioned tissue guards, as well as a number of black-and-white drawings, many also full-page. Some foxing and soiling internally, text mostly clean and plates fine; later owner inscriptions on front endpaper and blank; spine is lacking the cloth at the top third, covers rubbed with small pieces lacking.

Minor markings. Excellent binding. Chapter 1 Professional seller. Catalogue: Other. Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London. Hardcover, with dust jacket. The illustrations from Rackham are, in this copy, clear and dreamy. Adhesive tape affixes the much torn and worn dustjacket to the cover. The cover has storage wear.

Inside, the pages are genial, friendly, clear, kind, clean and utterly engaging. This is perfect for reading to children. Catalogue: Childrens. Charles Scribner's Sons, Tan Hardcovers, green titles to the cover and spine. Green illustrated Peter Pan to the cover. A colored frontispiece with colored plates by Arthur Rackham. The DJ is clipped and intact with spine sunning, cover fading and cover edgewear.

Bytown Bookery Professional seller. Catalogue: Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Folklore. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Endpapers white with black maps. Very Good-. Peakirk Books Professional seller. Catalogue: Juvenile: : Illustrated: : Arthur Rackham. Cloth russet colored covers with gilt titles to the cover and spine with a gilt embossed illustration of a baby riding a Ram, to the upper cover. Spine end and corner bumping, with wear to the cover edges, cover rubbing, with the exception to the first two pages, it is a tightly bound copy.

The pages are unmarked with a small stain to the bottom right hand corners, otherwise in lovely condition. The half-title page does have some foxing to it. Very Good with no dust jacket.


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Catalogue: Fairly Tales. Hard Cover. A good plus green hardcover with boy sitting on mushrooms blowing pan flute. Text clean and tight. Hand dated Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 6color plates as well as black and white illustrations. Good Plus. A very good plus green hardcover in a very good dust jacket. Cover has light discoloration moisture along edge otherwise the book would be fine.

IDust jacket also shows a little discoloration from that light moisture stain and has a couple small closed tears. Otherwise a nice bright dust jacket. Catalogue: Illustrated Children's Books. Lion Books Professional seller. Green cloth with illustrations in gilt. The book has been expertly restored with the original backstrip pasted to a new spine. Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Locale: Kensington Gardens--London; London.

Main character: Peter Pan. Catalogue: Juvenile. Barrie, J. Mineola, NY: Calla Editions, c Color, black and white illustrations Arthur Rackham. New hardcover.

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, Later prt.. Very good copy in the original cloth. Abacus Bookshop Professional seller. Catalogue: Illustrated Books. London, Hodder and Stoughton, Pictues by Arthur Rackham. Antiquariaat De Beschte Professional seller. Catalogue: children's books. List of illustrations. A great classic, first edition published []. Nice copy printed with wide margins, untrimmed. Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang Professional seller. Keywords: peter pan literature story adventure english culture heritage children juvenile barrie arthur rackham illustrating kensington gardens.

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