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    One of the Most Sought-After Arthur Rackham Signed Limited Edition

    [Arthur Rackham, illustrator]. J. M. Barrie. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1906.

    Number 308 of 500 limited edition copies signed by Rackham on the limitation page. Quarto. 126 pages. With fifty full-page color illustrations (including the frontispiece) mounted on brown heavy paper after the text protected by captioned tissue guards.

    Publisher's full pictorial vellum with gilt titles and decorations on the spine and front board. Pictorial printed map on the front free endpaper. Top edge gilt. Other edges uncut. Minor wear and dust-soiling to the boards. Slight bowing to the front board. Small split of the vellum at the spine head. Gilt on spine almost completely rubbed. No ties. Small fold to the bottom corner of front free endpaper. Internal contents bright and clean. Binding strong. A near fine copy.

    "The excitement surrounding the publication of Rip Van Winkle attracted many new admirers, among whom was J. M. Barrie, the author of a play called Peter Pan that had just been successfully produced in London. Barrie urged Rackham to illustrate his first story about Peter Pan, The Little White Bird, and Rackham agreed to prepare fifty illustrations for the publication in 1906. With Rackham's illustrations, the book was published as Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens and received much acclaim throughout the world. The success of the originals sold at the Leicester Galleries and the limited edition of 500 sold through the publisher continued to propel Rackham into the realm of the rarified" (Susan Meyer: A Treasury of the Great Children's Book Illustrators, p. 163).


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