1954 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With 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, Carroll'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.
In the publisher's original price clipped dust wrapper.
Former owner's inscription to front free endpaper.
This is the first UK printing with Peake's illustrations, with the spelling mistake 'pulished' to verso of title page.
In the publisher's original cloth binding, with price clipped dust wrapper. A touch of fading to back strip head, otherwise externally fine. Inscription to front free endpaper. Discolouration to dust wrapper back strip, with marks to wraps. Chipping to back strip head and tail, with a small loss to the head of the rear wrap. Dust wrapper reverse age toned. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and wright.
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