THE LITTLE MINISTER
THE LITTLE MINISTER
THE LITTLE MINISTER

THE LITTLE MINISTER

(London: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1891).

A SCARCE TITLE FROM THE AUTHOR OF PETER PAN, especially so in original cloth. THIS COPY WITH A CONTEMPORARY SIGNED AND DATED LETTER IN THE AUTHOR'S HAND.
THE LITTLE MINISTER is set in Thrums, a Scottish weaving village based on Barrie’s birthplace, and concerns Gavin Dishart, a young impoverished minister with his first congregation. The weavers he serves soon riot in protest against reductions in their wages and harsh working conditions. It was Barrie’s first work to achieve a high level of success and largely established his reputation. It is a sentimental novel that Barrie would also later produce on stage, again successfully. The work was written over 15 years prior to the introduction of his most famous character, Peter Pan. Item #29180

3 volumes. First edition, with the 16 pages of ads dated "5 G.9.91." WITH MANUSCRIPT LETTER TIPPED IN SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR IN 1891. With half-titles as called for and extra illustrated with a tipped on half-tone photograph of the author on the blank opposite the tipped in manuscript letter. 8vo, publisher's original brown cloth lettered in gilt on spines. Now housed in a very handsome custom slipcase with a triple-rounded brown morocco back with raised bands, gilt lettered and tooled. viii, 232, ads; 239; 232 pp. A handsome set, with a manuscript letter in fine condition. The text blocks are very clean and fresh and are completely free of foxing or browning, everything tight and firm, one upper hinge very lightly shaken, the scarce original cloth with a little general mellowing and bumping at the tips.

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