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CARROLL. LEWIS. ; Tenniel. John. Illustrates.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND. & THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. With all the original engravings as drawn by Sir John Tenniel.
Heritage Press. New York. 1941. First printing of this Heritage Press edition. 8vo, (9 x 6.2 inches). Illustrated throughout with 94 line engravings by John Tenniel, each with double ruled line borders printed in red and blue. A lovely clean copy finely bound, by Maurin, in contemporary full dark blue morocco. Spine with two raised bands, each with gilt wavy lines. Compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt, including the March Hare within a floral border. Double ruled gilt border on both boards with circular gilt illustration of Alice carrying the pig on the front board. Board edges with gilt ruled line. Gilt inner dentelles and double ruled borders. Multi coloured floral endpapers. Top edge gilt. Purple silk page marker. A bump to the top outer corner of the lower board, but otherwise a near fine copy in an attractive mid twentieth century fine binding.
Bookseller: Paul Foster Books [London, UK]

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