This is a rare first edition (1912) of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, illustrated by Arthur Rackham. The first 1912 edition, published by Hodder & Stoughton, contains 50 colored plates, each with a tissue guard, and black-and-white illustrations. The book is as much about the fairy art of J. M. Barrie as it is about that of Arthur Rackham, masterpieces of the spellbound grotesque beauty, with natural stimuli, such as jagged-and-ragged shapes and forms that resemble eyes, beguiling and brooding at once, to pierce into our subconscious.
The rare edition is in good condition, with some fading on its signature green cloth due to age, but no damage, nor missing pages.
P.S. For more about the art of Arthur Rackham, read James Hamilton’s A Life with Illustration.
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