Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (Signed by Rackham)

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (Signed by Rackham). Arthur Rackham, J. M. Barrie.
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (Signed by Rackham)
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (Signed by Rackham)
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (Signed by Rackham)
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (Signed by Rackham)
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (Signed by Rackham)
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (Signed by Rackham)
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (Signed by Rackham)
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (Signed by Rackham)
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (Signed by Rackham)

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1906. First edition. First Rackham edition. Signed by Rackham on the half title. Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character.

Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in terracotta morocco, titles and centre tool to spine gilt, raised bands, multiple fillets and cornerpieces gilt to boards and turn-ins, floral endpapers, gilt edges. With 50 tipped in colour plates, captioned tissues bound in at rear. Some minor foxing to prelims, an excellent copy in a fine binding.
(Item #2345)

Price: $4,500