Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J.M Barrie, Illustrated by Arthur Rackham: 1st Edition
Peter Pan is generally considered to be Arthur Rachkam’s most important work which helped him into notoriety. Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play of Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character. This is the first edition of Barrie’s classic children’s tale.
Russet cloth boards with gilt titles and vignettes on the front. The spine edges are bumped and the covers have a few marks. Brown coloured front free pages with a map of Kensington Gardens on the front free endpaper. Colour frontis and 49 colour plates by Arthur Rackham. The illustrations are mounted onto brown art paper and protected by a titled tissue guards. The text of the novel is separate from the illustrations so that, apart from the frontis, all the plates are grouped together after the text. Octavo. 126 printed pages of text.