New York: American Book Company, 1895. Hardcover. Scarce. 12mo. Very good in grey cloth covered boards with black title and orange and black illustration to front board and to spine. Minor edgewear and rubbing to exterior. Soiling to rear board. Minor browning to edges of pages and sporadic foxing to margins. Foxing to end papers. Text is clean and bright. Illustrated. 215 pages + ads. CHILD/070219. Very Good -.
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San Mateo, CA: Determined Productions, 1961. Paperback. "Here is the magic Alice in Wonderland for you to color and paint. You will want to tear out the pages and frame them ... they make wonderful wallpaper, too ... or send them to someone you like very much" (title page). Folio. Pink illustrated front wrapper with black cloth spine panel and black title to front cover. Cardboard rear cover. Long tear to cloth along front hinge, but cover remains attached. Chipping and wear to edges of covers with creasing to corners and some silverfish damage to cover. Several interior pages are detached, but all appear to be present. Chipping and creasing to edges of title page. Creasing to corners of some pages and short closed tears to edges of some pages. Clean, bright interior with no coloring. Most illustrations are captioned with quotes from the book. A worn but decent copy of this scarce Alice item. Unpaginated. [32 pages.] CHILD/061319. Very Good.
Toronto: Cheshire Cat Press, 2018. Hardcover. Number 7 of 42 copies signed by the printer, illustrator, and the author of the introduction. The illustrator writes: "This edition in your hand is one of three interations of The Hunting of the Snark published by Cheshire Cat Press, all of them very different in concept while sharing the same aesthetic, inflecting the narrative in different ways without in the least altering Lewis Carroll's original text." The Cheshire 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. For this edition of Snark, Malcolm created new illustrations inspired by contemporary carte-de-visit photographs that were so popular in Victorian England. He has one for each character in the poem, adapting images from actual photographs. He chose images that to him bring to life the imagined crew men on the hunt for the snark. They are ideal depictions for this fantastical nonsense poem by Carroll, written when he was forty-four years old. Bound in dark blue cloth with title in gilt to spine and on cover label. With "The Snark Map" inserted in a sleeve on the front pastedown. Handprinted in New Caledonia type on Velin Rives paper. Housed in a slipcase in the same blue cloth with gilt title on cover. In fine condition. 6.5 x 10 inches. 71 pages. PRI/111519. Fine.
New York: The Johnny Gruelle Company, 1931. Hardcover. Illustrated paper covered boards with black spine panel titled in blue. Minor fading to edges of boards. Wear to paper along edges, corners, and hinges. Signed by the previous in pencil on the front free endpaper. In matching illustrated dust jacket with black spine panel titled in blue. Multiple tears, rubbing, creases, and chips to jacket. Tape repairs. Jacket is now in an archival plastic cover to prevent further damage. Clean. 95 pages plus one page of ads. CHILD/062619. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, . Hardcover. First edition with the charming illustrations by famed illustrator Jessie Willcox Smith. There are eleven full page color illustrations and numerous text illustrations as well. Bound in green cloth with gilt titling to spine and front cover. A circular color plate is moubnted on the front cover. Some bumping and fraying. Hinges are cracked but otherwise the interior is in very good condition. A nice copy of this children's classic. CHIL/062419. Very Good.
Boston: Dana Estes & Company (Estes and Lauriat), (1898). Hardcover. First Edition. All eight full page black and white illustrations by Shute remain, some with foxing. Very good in the original red cloth boards with illustration and white title to front cover. White spine titling has chipped away, but embossed title remains. Dampstain to edge of rear board and small spot to spine. Minor wear to hinges, spine ends, corners, and edges of boards. Occasional spots of foxing, soiling, and browning to interior. It appears this book was once used to aid in the drying of flowers, and some browning from this process remains. Previous ownership stamp to front pastedown. An attractive book despite noted condition flaws. 173 pages. CHILD/071819. Very Good.
Toronto: The Cheshire Cat Press, 2015. Number 16 of 66 copies signed and numbered by the publisher, Andy Malcolm, the writer of the introduction, Edward Wakeling, and the printer, George A. Walker. The press calls this fine production their Sesquicentennial Edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Edward Wakeling, who wrote the introduction, is an internationally known authority on Carroll. Wakeling writes in his introduction: Harry Furniss was born in Wexford, Ireland on March 26, 1854. He was a prolific artist and illustrator, best remembered for his humorous illustrations published in Punch, to which he contributed over 2,600 drawings from 1880 to 1894. Furniss was eleven years old when Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was published. He regretted not being old enough to illustrate the Alice book for himself. He was delighted when Carroll singled him out to illustrate the Sylvie and Bruno books. Carroll recognized Furniss’s ability to draw both character likenesses and grotesques; an essential ingredient for his new book. Sylvie and Bruno was nothing like Alice’s Adventures. Furniss said that this was a bitter disappointment to him. Inwardly, he nursed the ambition to do his own illustrated version of Alice. When the copyright ran out in 1907, he drew twenty illustrations for the book. But few people have seen Alice as illustrated by Harry Furniss. The illustrations first appeared in three installments of The Children’s Encyclopaedia edited by Arthur Mee in 1908. This edition offers for the first time enlarged, high resolution copies of the original Furniss art. The portfolio of loose illustration leaves is made available for sale as a hand printed folio. The polymer plates of the illustrations were made from high resolution scans; sixteen of these images are from the original drawings from the archives of the Fales Library in New York City. Printed on Arches Velin Cream French 100% rag archival paper with Janson type. The portfolio is housed in a clam shell box made from the finest quality materials, with red cloth covers and a gilt illustration of the white rabbit on the top cover and gilt title on spine. In fine condition. Paper sheets measure 11 x 15 inches. PRI/111519. Fine.
New York: Golden Press, (1950). First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION, EARLY PRINTING. 4to. Illustrated glossy paper covered boards with white title to front board. Spine panel is missing. Minor chipping to paper at head of spine. Minor edgewear to exterior. Previous owner's name in juvenile hand writing to front free end paper along with a stamp. Light red pen mark to front paste down. Small closed tear to bottom edge of two pages. Minor browning and foxing to the margins of a few pages and two very light pencil marks to the bottom margin of one page. Else is clean and bright with full color illustrations throughout. CHILD/072519. Very Good.