Publisher: London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1892.
Edition: First English edition.
Bibliographical References: Sadleir 1674a; NCBEL III, 1049; Carter binding variant B.
Condition: Cloth just slightly soiled; fine copy.
Book ID: 8519
Description2 vols, 8vo, pictorial gray cloth, black lettering.
CommentsDu Maurier’s first novel, the unusual story about a character named Peter Ibbetson, who is serving a life sentence in jail for murder, and recalls his past and tells his story through dreams. Published when Du Maurier was 55 years old, Peter Ibbetson was first serialized - at the encouragement of his friend, Henry James - in Harper’s Magazine. The first edition in book form was published in New York by Harper Brothers about a month before Osgood’s English edition.