Author: J.M. Barrie
Publisher: Privately Printed for Roger Lancelyn Green 1986
First edition, limited edition of 25 numbered copies signed by Roger Lancelyn Green.
8vo., half blue morocco, lettered in gilt on spine with paper label on upper board, title-page printed in red and black. Designed by Alan Bultitude, printed on Hahnemuhle Book Laid paper, binding by Clare Skelton. A fine copy in original slipcase.
This copy comes from the London library of Professor Morton N Cohen, the pre-eminent Lewis Carroll scholar.
A rare short play by J M Barrie written over the course of one night in 1912 whilst he was suffering from bronchitis. One of the themes is the censorship of plays which was a hot topic in the early twentieth century. Roger Lancelyn Green writes in his preface, "[the play] is of considerable interest both as far as Barrie's career is concerned and in the history of the anti-censorship crusade. It is now printed for the first time, in an edition limited to twenty-five numbered and signed copies".
Roger Gilbert Lancelyn Green (2 November 1918 – 8 October 1987) was a British biographer and children's writer. He was an Oxford academic who formed part of the Inklings literary discussion group along with C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien.