single page item is a reproduction of the first page of J.M.
Barries classic story, Peter Pan. It makes for a terrific
piece to frame and decorate a study or bedroom!
page is standard 8.5" x 11" in size and has been
hand antiqued via our own unique paper aging process to achieve
a look you wont find anywhere else.
actual page contains the following text (though please note
that the formatting and font will be different as viewed on
this page see photo for exact formatting and look!):
1: Peter Breaks Through
children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will
grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she
was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked
another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she
must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs. Darling put her
hand to her heart and cried, Oh, why cant you
remain like this for ever! This was all that passed
between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that
she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is
the beginning of the end.
Wendy came her mother was the chief one. She was a lovely
lady, with a romantic mind and such a sweet mocking mouth.
Her romantic mind was like the tiny boxes, one within the
other, that come from the puzzling East, however many you
discover there is always one more; and her sweet mocking mouth
had one kiss on it that Wendy could never get, though there
it was, perfectly conspicuous in the right-hand corner.
way Mr. Darling won her was this: the many gentlemen who had
been boys when she was a girl discovered simultaneously that
they loved her, and they all ran to her house to propose to
her except Mr. Darling, who took a cab and nipped in first,
and so he got her. He got all of her,except the innermost
box and the kiss. He never knew about the box, and in time
he gave up trying for the kiss. Wendy thought Napoleon could
have got it, but I can picture him trying, and then going
off in a passion, slamming the door.
Darling used to boast to Wendy that her mother not only loved
him but respected him. He was one of those deep ones who know
about stocks and shares. Of course no one really
antiqued paper is delicately laced with a subtle hint of gold
in the creases creating an almost magical look. (Although
its difficult to catch with a camera, you can see in
the image below how the shimmering is caught in the light)
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