Book Description

7th Edition, 8vo (19cm) viii, 204pp, (4) adverts. Original red cloth. Signed to the half-title ‘Your’s truly, J. M. Barrie’. Loosely inserted are 3 original photographs: a fine seated portrait of Margaret Ogilvy (’Mrs Barrie’), a portrait of her brother ‘Rev. W Ogilvie, Motherwell’, and an exterior shot erroneously titled in pencil ‘Miss Barrie and her uncle(sic.) D. Ogilvie’. All three are stamped to the rear ‘Copyright, Charles Reid, The Studio, Wishaw’. There is also a small cropped photograph of a gentleman pasted onto the free endpaper. Some wear to spine. Binding sound. Very little foxing. Generally clean throughout. Photographs in fine condition.
Dealer Notes
A good signed copy of Barrie’s biography of his mother, with original photographs of her with her only sibling. Her brother, Rev. David Ogilvy (1822-1904), was four years her junior and was the Free Church minister of Dalziel, Motherwell for over 40 years. He is referred to by his nephew just a few times in the book, and never by name: ‘She was eight when her mother’s death made her mistress of the house and mother to her little brother’ (p.27/28), and ‘...we were all to go the the much-loved manse of her much-loved brother in the west country.’ (p.191). Charles Reid (1837 – 1929) was one of the first and most successful commercial photographers in Scotland. He set up his studio in Wishaw in the late 1870s.
Author Barrie, J. M.
Date {1903]
Binding Publisher's Cloth
Publisher London, Hodder and Stoughton
Condition Very Good

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