We've shipped all copies from the first batch we received from the binder. We expect to receive the remaining copies soon.
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.
Limited to 500 unnumbered copies for sale, 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 Standard State is handbound by Ludlow Bookbinders in quarter Apple Green Cialux book cloth and Art Nouveau decorative papers from Rossi, both made in Italy. 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.
Lavishly illustrated throughout by Charles Vess, there are nine full-colour plates, including the frontispiece, printed on Nova Matt 130gsm paper and bound into the book. Each of the twenty-three chapters begins with a unique pen and ink illustration while the endpapers are double page spread maps of Kensington Gardens and Neverland for the front and back, respectively, completely redrawn by Charles Vess in pen and ink.
The text block is made of Munken Pure Rough Cream 120gsm (80#) paper, made in the Swedish village of Munkedal at the historic Arctic Paper Munkedals Mill, founded in 1871. Powered by hydropower, it is considered one of the most environmentally friendly paper mills in the world.
Each copy is housed in a handmade, suedel-lined slipcase foil-stamped in gold 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.
Charles also signs each copy on the colophon page.
BOOK SIZE AND DETAILS
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.