Piter Pan. Douze Réproductions en couleur des Originaux de A. Rackham qui ont servi à lIllustration de lOuvrage de J.M. Barrie. [Illustrated by Arthur Rackham].
Paris: Hachette, 1911. Giant 4to, (20 x 22 ins.), 12 color plates tipped in within frames of gold and green on japan vellum. Original half velin and green cloth lettered in gilt, original box. Silk. ties and thongs repaired, box repaired, a lovely copy very rare thus. Limited to 100 sets. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens was published in 1906 and was one of Rackhams earliest successes. In 1911 this French version of the Peter Pan Portfolio came out, with an introduction by Robert de la Sizeranne; the plates are greatly enlarged from the book version. In 1912 the English version was issued, in an edition intended to be 500 sets. In fact only about 100 were issued of which about 20 had every plate signed by Rackham. In 1914 an American edition limited to 300 sets was published by Brentanos. Latimore & Haskell p. 39. Riall p. 113.
(Item Id: 107757)