PETER PAN OR THE BOY WHO WOULD NOT GROW UP. London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1928. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v-xxxiii [xxxiv] [1-2] 3-160 [note: first leaf is a blank]. title page printed in red and black, original blue cloth, printed paper labels affixed to front and spine panels. First edition. Issued as part of "The Uniform Edition of the Plays of J. M. Barrie." First publication of the play, first performed in 1904. Peter Pan first appeared in Barrie's THE LITTLE WHITE BIRD (1902) and the part concerning Peter later became PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS (1906). Barrie later wrote a prose version of the play, PETER AND WENDY (1911). There is no 1904 Scribner edition of PETER PAN, it is a ghost. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-18 (citing a Scribner edition and mis-dating it 1904). Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), pp. 87 and 754. Bleiler (1978), p. 16 (citing a Scribner edition and mis-dating it 1904). Cutler, p. 200. A fine copy in very good printed dust jacket with several closed tears and some mild dust soiling. Overall, a nice example of this flimsy jacket. (#107117).
"First Edition . . October 1928" on copyright page.