Children's Books - The Peter Pan Picture Book illustrated by Alice Woodward
  • Children's Books - The Peter Pan Picture Book illustrated by Alice Woodward
  • Children's Books - The Peter Pan Picture Book illustrated by Alice Woodward
  • Children's Books - The Peter Pan Picture Book illustrated by Alice Woodward
  • Children's Books - The Peter Pan Picture Book illustrated by Alice Woodward
  • Children's Books - The Peter Pan Picture Book illustrated by Alice Woodward

The Peter Pan Picture Book illustrated by Alice Woodward

€400.00

WOODWARD, Alice B., Illustrator. Barrie, J.M., Author. O'Connor, D.S., Editor.

The Peter Pan Picture Book.

London: George Bell & Sons, 1907.

[WOODWARD, Alice B., Illustrator]. The Peter Pan Picture Book. By Alice B. Woodward and Daniel O'Connor. (An amended version of "The Peter-Pan Keepsake.") London: George Bell & Sons, [October 1907].

First edition, second impression. Small quarto (19 x 25.5 cm). Original brown full canvas binding illustrated in red with a Peter Pan figure on front panel and a bell on back panel. Red title lettering on front panel and spine. 64 pp. 28 full-page colour plates [frontispiece plus 27 interior colour plates]. Each plate preceded by leaf with descriptive letterpress. Publisher's green stain on edges.Title vignette, pictorial endpapers.

Slight binding discolouration, edges rubbed, bottom corner slightly bowed, inside moderate foxing (all colour plates unaffected), gutter between back free endpaper and last fly lead somewhat shaken, spine cracked in the middle, otherwise a very good copy. A scarce book in any condition, it is rarely found in anything above fair condition.

Alice B. Woodward was a British illustrator best known for The Peter Pan Picture Book (1907), the first illustrated version of the story of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. Retold by Daniel O’Connor (1880-1951) from the play by J. M. Barrie (1860-1937), The Peter Pan Picture Book proved popular and remained in print in various forms until 1982. (The yellow nineties online, edited by Dennis Denisoff and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra)

O'Connor. (G. Bell and Sons. 5s. net.)—This book, with its story and its pretty pictures—quite original and vigorous bits of work—is "intended to enable children to revive their memories of the play "—Mr. Barrie's play, as we need hardly remind our ..readers--" as often as they wish." Children who have not seen, and, perhaps, are not likely to see, the play, will have a very passable second best in this attractive volume. (THE SPECTATOR, 16 NOVEMBER 1907, Page 9)

 [Item #00190]

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