The Little Minister
Author: J.M. Barrie
BARRIE, J[ames] M[atthew]. The Little Minister. NY: R.H. Russell, 1898. 8vo, [viii] 375pp. White cloth decoratively stamped in gilt and brown with pictorial label affixed to the front. 16 b&w plates and 8 b&w photographs. Spine lightly sunned with spine ends lightly rubbed, covers lightly soiled – especially rear cover, else an internally clean, tight copy with all plates in fine condition.
First “Maude Adams Edition” with photography from the play. J.M. Barrie’s charming tale of a young, impoverished minister tending to his first congregation who falls in love with a beautiful and mysterious gypsy. This handsome edition features photographs of the 1897 dramatization of the 1891 novel with famed stage actress Maude Adams. This was Barrie’s best-known work until his creation of Peter Pan – which also starred Maude Adams!