Peter Pan Deluxe Limited Edition

$775.00 USD
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Peter Pan Deluxe won second place at the Alcuin Society Excellence in Book Design in Canada.

The Ubiquitous Book Blog conducted an in-depth review of both the Standard and Deluxe states of Peter Pan. Watch the video review below or visit their website to read the detailed write-up and view more photos.

Individually from #1 to #200, the Deluxe State is limited to 200 copies for sale and there is a limit of one per household. A portion of proceeds from the purchase of every copy goes to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, helping the Hospital to deliver life-changing care to patients and discover new treatments and cures.

The Deluxe state is hand bound by Ludlow Bookbinders in a sumptuous, deep green goatskin leather. The spine has five raised bands and a maroon label with gold tooling above and below. The front board is foil stamped in copper with an illustration, title lettering and the names of the author and artist. Inspired by the Deluxe state of the first edition of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, illustrated by Arthur Rackham, Charles’ new iconic take on the younger Peter sees him riding a swan while accompanied by fairies under the moonlight.

The full-colour frontispiece is printed giclée using pigmented inks on archival Somerset 100% cotton moulde-made paper, while the eight other plates are printed on Nova Matt 150gsm paper, upgraded from the 130gsm used in the Standard state. All plates are tipped in with glassine guards over each. Two double page spread maps, of Kensington Gardens and Neverland, are folded and bound in.

The text block is made of thick, luxurious Magnani Pescia Edition 160gsm (110#) paper. The endpapers are Italian-made Art Nouveau decorative papers from Rossi, also used for the boards of the Standard State. In addition to butterflies, flowers, and flecks of gold, birds are prominently featured on this paper, alluding to Peter’s status of being caught “betwixt-and-between” a boy and a bird in Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.

Each book is enclosed in a custom, handmade, suedel-lined slipcase with rounded top and bottom and chamfered edges around the sides. Each side of the slipcase is foil stamped with the one of the two half-title illustrations created by Charles Vess for Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens and Peter & Wendy.

Each book is signed by Charles Vess.

The first 150 books ordered will grant the purchaser right of first refusal and matching numbers for the next book published by CTP. The remaining 50 orders placed will receive a copy without rights. All books are identical, whether they grant the purchaser rights or not. See the Rights FAQ here for further information on what rights are and how they work. 

The edition will be approximately 224 pages with a trim size of 170mm x 240mm (6.7" x 9.5") and will include head and tail bands and a ribbon marker.

There is a limit of one copy per household.

A Note On Shipping

Preorders with delivery to Europe made before all binding is complete will be shipped from the UK and enjoy lower rates; all orders placed after binding is complete will ship from Canada. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
A Pocket of Happiness

Life has been a bit more challenging than usual lately but this book.. wow. As soon as I opened it, touched it, and actually experienced it.. it actually made my week a little more bearable :)

It's odd to say about a book but we're all here to find happiness in the things we like, and we all like books here. Right?

I have very little to add to what the others said about production quality and all that, it's amazing. I will say though, that every time I happen to glance at it, it still makes me smile :)

May you live long and prosper, Tony & whoever else is part of the CTP team! It's looking like you've hit your stride and you can only get better from here. Tc!

Eric Taylor
Superlative production, exceeding my already very expectations!

This is one of the most magnificent volumes I own. Something I've never seen before: the felt that lines the slipcase has been brought out to the fore-edge of the slipcase. It's surprising how much of a difference that makes. The illustrations are mesmerizing, as are the paste-downs and FFEPs. Classy and elegant, through and through. Customer service from Mr. Geer was just as exceptional. I highly recommend Conversation Tree Press.

A high quality tome

Conversation Tree Press has married the genius of Charles Vess illustrations to an all-time children's classic, and produced a beautiful volume. I love this book -- the sumptuous paper, and the quality of the binding. So impressive, and wonderful to read.

Michael Runner
Stunning Production

My first CTP and why there are a few left to purchase is beyond me. What a debut! The overall quality and presentation is far better than most lettered editions. No one draws fairies like Charles Vess so the illustrations are perfect and some of Vess' best work. I had high expectations but the book easily beat them all.


With their first publication, Conversation Tree Press immediately knocks it out of the park. Clearly a lot of thought has gone in the design of this book. It is an ambitious first project, with many tipped-in images (facing the correct page to which they refer!) two fold-out maps, gorgeous endpapers and letterpress throughout including many line drawings.
A special mention for the generous margins on both the sides and the bottom. It is a subtle thing, but it makes a big impact on the reading experience in my opinion. The book is expertly crafted, feels sturdy, durable and not delicate. A nice touch is the snug fit of the slipcase with a soft lining, this give a very luxurious feel when sliding the book out.
What a debut.


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