"But I speak from hearsay no longer; I knew my mother for ever now": First Edition of J.M. Barrie's Margaret Ogilvy
Item Number: 109891
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1869.
First British edition of the author of Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie’s classic memoir of his mother. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine, top edge gilt, tissue-guarded frontispiece. In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco and chemise case. Rare in this condition.
Barrie's successful early novels which romanticized Scottish small town life, including "The Little Minister", drew heavily on his mother, Margaret Ogilvy's memories. One of the best efforts by the inventor of "Peter Pan", this adoring memoir of his mother is particularly noted for its humor and lack of Victorian reticence.