The Little White Bird
Author: J.M. Barrie
Illustrator: H.J. Ford
BARRIE, J[ames] M[atthew]. The Little White Bird. Or Adventures in Kensington Gardens. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1902. 12mo, vi 349pp. Green cloth pictorially stamped in gilt; t.e.g. One-page half-tone plate. A remarkably bright copy with light wear at spine ends and corners, rear cover slightly scuffed, bearing owner’s signature on front free endpaper, name and address embossed in blank lower right corner of first three leaves.
First US edition. Issued two years before his hit play, Peter Pan, this collection of stories includes the introduction of Peter Pan as a baby who is stolen by fairies when his nanny is not paying attention. Includes a half-tone plate by H.J. Ford of “The Child’s Map of Kensington Gardens."