1954 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce, With Dustwrapper
A scarce first edition thus, with original unclipped dustwrapper.
This edition features sixty-five illustrations from British author and artist Mervyn Peake, best known for the 'Gormenghast' fantasy series, and his poetry and literary nonsense.
Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland' first saw publication in 1865. Following Alice as she falls down a rabbit hole and encounters various anthropomorphic creatures, it remains one of the most popular and renowned works of both Victorian and children's fiction, having seen countless interpretations since.
Originally published in 1871, Alice's sequel, 'Through the Looking-Glass', sees the heroine return to the world of Wonderland by climbing through a mirror, where she know finds that everything she encounters has now been reversed.
This is the first UK printing with Peake's illustrations, with the spelling mistake 'pulished' to verso of title page.
Bears a school prize book plate to the front pastedown, dated July 1959, awarded to Stephanie Shannons of Sandhurst Primary.
In the publisher's original cloth binding, with unclipped dustwrapper. Fading to the perimeters of the boards and spine, focused to head and tail. Tail of spine bumped. School prize bookplate to front pastedown. Dustwrapper is discoloured, particularly at spine panel. Pencil markings to front panel. Edgewear, chips and closed tears present. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean.
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