Toronto: Cheshire Cat Press, 2017. Number 31 of 42 copies. Signed by the printers and the author of the introduction, who are ardent and well-known Carroll admirers. The Cheshire Cat Press was formed by book designer and printer George Walker in 1991. The press began when he and two colleagues produced new editions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Edward Wakeling, who wrote the introduction, is an internationally known authority on Carroll. From the prospectus: "Here finally is a book collecting all the Alice associated images into one volume. In this book is the work of the other PUNCH illustrators who were influenced by John Tenniel’s pictures for Lewis Carroll’s Alice. Oh yes we include Tenniel too! Through the many decades that Punch existed (1841-2002), references to the Alice books have been a common feature. Now you can have them all in one volume. The images are printed by hand directly from polymer plates made by Boxcar Press, except Alice Reigns Supreme (page 27) which is printed photo-mechanically. The plates were created from high resolution scans made directly from the original PUNCH publications. Printed on 115 gsm Rives Lightweight Buff 100% rag paper using a Vandercook Sp15 letterpress." Bound in green cloth with gilt title to spine and gilt ruling and Punch figure to front cover. Punch figure repetitive design to endpapers. Housed in a green cloth slipcase. In fine condition. 10 x 13 inches. 57 pages. PRI/031221.
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London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1889. Hardcover. Scarce. First edition of her first book for children. A Presentation Copy, inscribed "Florence O'Gorman from Una Taylor" with the recipient's attractive bookplate on front pastedown. Una Taylor (1857-1922) was one of three daughters of the poet and dramatist Henry Taylor. The three daughters were also all writers. They had many illustrious family friends, including Carlyle, Steveson, and Tennyson. Una never married and lived with her sister Ida until her death. This book was written for children, but a contemporary critic at The Spectator wrote that her stories were "of a kind to be appreciated by the elders rather than the younger folk, although some are more appropriate than others. " The book is in the publisher's original bright blue cloth with gilt title, author, and illustration to front cover. Light bumping to corners. Interior pages are clean, with handsome initial letter and ornament at the beginning of each story. a.e.g. A nice copy in very good condition. 240 pages. CHI/102414. Very Good.