Head to Neverland with This Reproduction of Barrie's Original Peter Pan Manuscript

Courtesy of SP Books

Éditions des Saints Pères (SP Books) recently reproduced the previously unpublished manuscript edition of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan & Wendy (1911), just in time for gift giving this holiday season. The Parisian publishing house specializes in offering manuscript facsimiles that form the backbone of the world’s great written works, from Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein to the musical diary of Wolfgang Mozart. This edition includes the 21 full-page color illustrations by Gwynedd Hudson that appeared in a 1930 edition of Peter Pan.

Retailing at £140 ($185), this limited-edition volume appears in a handmade, iron-gilded slipcase and is printed on eco-friendly paper with plant-based inks. Each volume is hand-numbered from 1 to 1000.

Barrie's original manuscript is located in the New York Public Library’s Berg Collection, a massive archive of literary works in English dating from 1480 to the present day. This is the first time Barrie’s 282-page manuscript has been reproduced, and this particular publication has been restored by a team of graphic designers to enhance readability. This luxurious volume reveals the author at work by offering an insider’s look at the process of crafting a classic beloved by readers worldwide.