ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, with a Proem by Austin Dobson. Lewis | Carroll, Arthur Rackham.
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, with a Proem by Austin Dobson
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, with a Proem by Austin Dobson
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, with a Proem by Austin Dobson
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, with a Proem by Austin Dobson
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, with a Proem by Austin Dobson
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, with a Proem by Austin Dobson
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, with a Proem by Austin Dobson
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, with a Proem by Austin Dobson

ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, with a Proem by Austin Dobson

New York: William Heinemann | Doubleday Page & Co., (1907). Hard Cover. Good binding. Item #6430

Octavo. xii, 162, [2] pp., frontis, plates, illus. First American trade edition. As issued, in publisher's red cloth with white stamping and illustrated pastedown on the front cover. Covers are worn with soiling; illustrated pastedown on the front cover is significantly abraded; fraying to the corners and spine ends; bottom of the front board is bumped; contents are just a trifle shaken; occasional toning throughout.

An uncommon first American trade edition as per Latimore & Haskell as well Riall, bearing the title page after the British edition in red cloth. Lovett & Lovett (215b) was consulted but conflicts with the previous references as it incorrectly identifies the Doubleday Doran imprint as the first American trade edition--Doubleday Page & Co. and George Doran didn't merge until late in the 1920s making Lovett & Lovett's assertions obviously a mistake. Frontispiece and 12 additional illustrations are present, all but one is fronted by a tissue guard with caption printed at the bottom; some in-text illustrations scattered throughout. While this is a well-loved copy it remains a remarkable marriage between one of the most beloved literary works of the past two centuries and among the best illustrators of the 20th century. Latimore and Haskell p. 28-9; Riall p. 77-8.

Price: $300.00