Toronto: 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.
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New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1930. Hard Cover. Number 46 of 1500 copies. SIGNED BY THE ILLUSTRATOR. Very good in flexible green cloth boards with red and gilt title label to spine. The spine is slightly faded. The interior is very clean overall with a few small, light spots of foxing to a few pages. Housed in a yellow paper covered slipcase with black and gilt title to spine panel. The spine panel of the case has faded to light yellow. Minor wear to edges and chipping to paper of case edges. Rubbing to panels of case. 384 pages. LIT/011320. Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1904. Parrish, Maxfield. Hardcover. First Edition, published "September 1904." Black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and full color illustrated pastedown to front board. Tears to bookcloth along the hinges and top edge of rear board. White marking to spine and rubbing to boards. Interior hinges are cracked, but holding. Color illustrated endpapers with previous owner's signature to half title page in pen. Includes eight full color charming illustrations. Clean interior overall with occasional light smudge marks / light soiling. 199 pages. CHILD/011420. Very Good.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1930. Hard Cover. Number 46 of 1500 printed copies. Signed by the designer, Frederic W. Goudy. 8vo. Bound in full olive green leather with gilt title to spine. Spine and edges of boards have faded to brown. Leather on spine is heavily worn and is cracked with chips. Binding remains secure; however, leather is cracking along hinges. Interior is clean and bright ovearll with illustrations as well as head pieces at the beginning of each chapter. Light browning to margins and a couple of light finger smudges to a few margins. Untrimmed edges to pages. Housed in original tan patterned paper covered slipcase with black title to spine panel. Wear and chipping to edges of slipcase and rubbing to panels. 57 pages. LIT/011320. Fine.
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1930. Hard Cover. Number 46 of 1500 copies. Signed by the illustrator. Bound in white parchment spine titled in black over black leatherette boards. Browning to spine and minor wear to spine ends and corners of boards. Slight browning to endpapers, else clean and bright. Housed in original blue and white paper covered slipcase with darkened gilt title to spine and front panel. Chipping, wear, and browning to paper covering the slipcase. 267 pages. LIT/011320. Very Good.