Alice's Adventures In Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass Illustrated by MERVYN PEAKE

By: Carroll Lewis

Price: £175.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good+ in Fair dust jacket


This is the First UK HARDBACK printing published by Allan Wingate, London in 1954. This was the first UK printing of the book in hardback, as opposed to the soft covered edition printed earlier in 1946 by Zephyr Books, Stockholm & London, which was the first edition illustrated by Peake in the english language. This Hardback BOOK is in blue cloth with gilt titling/gilt illustration to the spine, with a little dulling to the gilt on the spine, and some light edge fading to the covers, but overall near VG, tight, clean and sound. The DUST-JACKET is only in a fair condition with some loss, some fading, marks, creasing and sunning to the spine. However the d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks a little better, and the Mervyn Peake d/j artwork is striking, so nice to have it in some form, even in a poor version. The page fore-edges are very lightly toned but uniform. Internally, some VERY light offsetting to the endpapers, but the text block is overall very clean and tight, but page183/4 has been folded over (for a long time I would guess) and has a crease line running down the page(s) and some 'invisible' archive tape over a tear at the bottom margin/inner gutter of the page, but not affecting the text, otherwise NO Inscriptions or other marks I can see. (viii) + 264 pp. A full page b/w frontispiece - 65 illustrations in total throughout - all by Mervyn Peake, including a vignette in red on the title page. A Very Scarce title. SEE IMAGES. ; 8vo 7.5" - 8" tall.

Title: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass Illustrated by MERVYN PEAKE

Author Name: Carroll Lewis

Illustrator: Illustrated by Mervyn Peake

Categories: Childrens. Juvenile, Illustrated, Architecture. Art. Crafts, Boys/Girl's Stories Annuals,

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Publisher: London, Allan Wingate: 1954

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+ in Fair dust jacket

Seller ID: 119992

Keywords: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass. Louis Carroll; Illustrated By MERVYN PEAKE 1st Hardback UK Edition Published By Allan Wingate 1954.