Hard Cover. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1930. First Edition. Very Good.
First edition. Publisher's cream cloth stamped in dark blue. Very good, with light soiling to cloth, some light foxing to pages, a small smudge to front free endpaper, offsetting to rear free endpaper, lean to spine. An attractive copy in original cloth. J. M. Barrie was a Scottish author best known for his Peter Pan stories. He received his M.A. from the University of Edinburgh, and worked as a journalist and drama critic before he gained celebrity for his fiction. He served as Rector of the University of St Andrews, during which he presented his acclaimed address, "Courage." He then became Chancellor of his alma mater, giving this address upon his appointment. Barrie bequeathed the rights of his Peter Pan works to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, which receives revenue from them to this day.