New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1911. Very Good. First Edition, 1st Printing. F. D. Bedford [Illus]. [October 1911][5.75x8.25”]; Dark green cloth with gilt lettering and illustrations on spine of Captain Hook and front of Peter Pan and Mermaids with birds in top corners, gilt floriated border on front, all edges trimmed; vii,  illustration list, 267 pp., frontispiece of “Peter Flew In”, illustrated title page of Captain Hook, Native American and the Darling Family, 11 plates, all illustrations by F.D. Bedford; Some shelf wear to edges and corners, darken spine, 1x4” chip to front endpaper and half-title at bottom, frontispiece and tissue guard closed tear with archival tape repair, closed tear top of page 65, few scattered stain spots pages 2 to 7, front hinge cracked and both front and rear hinges loose. Overall in Very Good condition. Item #13262
James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright. He is best known for his 1904 play Peter Pan, which was adapted in 1911 to this book with embellishments to the story. From Wikipedia, “Both versions tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous yet innocent little boy who can fly, and has many adventures on the island of Neverland that is inhabited by mermaids, fairies, Native Americans and pirates. Peter has many stories involving Wendy Darling and her two brothers, his fairy Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, and the pirate Captain Hook. The play and novel were inspired by Barrie's friendship with the Llewelyn Davies family. Barrie continued to revise the play for years after its debut until publication of the play script in 1928.”.