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Peter and Wendy; photoplay title "Peter Pan" [*SIGNED* by two stars of the  film] by  J.M Barrie - Signed First Edition - [1924] (c.1911) - from ReadInk (SKU: 23729)

Peter and Wendy; photoplay title "Peter Pan" [*SIGNED* by two stars of the film]

Peter and Wendy; photoplay title "Peter Pan" [*SIGNED* by two stars of the  film] by  J.M Barrie - Signed First Edition - [1924] (c.1911) - from ReadInk (SKU: 23729)

Peter and Wendy; photoplay title "Peter Pan" [*SIGNED* by two stars of the film]

by Barrie, J.M

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New York: Grosset & Dunlap. Near Fine in Fair dj. [1924] (c.1911). First Edition Thus. Hardcover. (pictorial cloth) [nice clean copy with minor shelfwear; jacket heavily edgeworn, soiled/age-browned, numerous scrape marks on spine, small bits of paper loss at most extremities; also, it's been internally patched(?) along the spine in such a way that makes me suspect it might actually have been "pieced" from two different copies of the jacket (and then possibly married to this copy of the book)]. (8 B&W film stills) Photoplay Edition for the 1924 silent film PETER PAN, the first cinematic adaptation of the J.M. Barrie play (and subsequent novel) about the boy who wouldn't grow up. The movie, directed by Herbert Brenon, starred Betty Bronson in the title role, with Mary Brian as "Wendy" and Esther Ralston as her mother, "Mrs. Darling," in support. (Fun fact: Ralston was only three and a half years older than Brian.) This copy of the book has been SIGNED and INSCRIBED to the book's one-time owner on the ffep by both Brian and Ralston; according to a laid-in note, their signatures were obtained at an event at the Hollywood Studio Museum (the "DeMille/Lasky Barn") in December 1987. This is already one of the harder-to-find photoplay editions, let alone jacketed, and of course the autographs make it an especially desirable artifact. (Admit it: don't YOU especially desire it...?) [Do NOTE, however, that the dust jacket has been subjected to some extensive and none-too-elegant internal repair work, and quite possibly originated on a different copy of the book.] .

Synopsis

Peter and Wendy (1911) is the title of James M. Barrie's novelization of his most famous play, Peter Pan: or, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up (1904). Inspired by Barrie's friendship with the Llewelyn Davies family, both the play and the novel tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous young boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy Darling and her brothers. The novel follows the play closely, though its final chapter is an addition to the original work. Peter and Wendy was first published in 1911 by Hodder & Stoughton in the United Kingdom and Charles Scribner's Sons in the United States. In 1929, Barrie gave the copyright to the works featuring Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), Britain's leading children's hospital.

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
23729
Title
Peter and Wendy; photoplay title "Peter Pan" [*SIGNED* by two stars of the film]
Author
Barrie, J.M
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine in Fair dj
Edition
First Edition Thus
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Grosset & Dunlap
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
[1924] (c.1911)
Keywords
Silent Films, Signed, Actresses

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