London: Chappell & Co., 1893. First Edition, Presumed First Issue. Thin Octavo, -53, 3 pages ads; VG; bound in green cloth with paper label to front cover; small staining to title page; shelved case 13.
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Jane Annie, or The Good Conduct Prize is a comic opera written in 1893 by J. M. Barrie and Arthur Conan Doyle, with music by Ernest Ford, a conductor and occasional composer. Barrie was then a journalist and a novelist with a few popular books to his credit. He had not yet created his classic Peter Pan, and when Barrie could not finish the libretto he persuaded his friend Conan Doyle – already popular for his Sherlock Holmes mysteries – to work on it. Conan Doyle finished the piece but was constrained by Barrie's work.