CARROLL. LEWIS. (The Rev Charles Dodgson). ; Tenniel. John. Illustrates. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. --- & ---THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE.
TWO VOLUMES. BOTH FIRST EDITIONS. 8vo, (Alice 7.6 x 5.2 inches, : Looking Glass 7.2 x 5.1 inches. ---- Alice in Wonderland, when originally issued, was a taller book. Later editions were reduced in size to the same dimensions as Through the Looking Glas
s). Both volumes are beautifully Illustrated throughout, with forty-two and fifty line engravings respectively, by John Tenniel . Bright, clean copies, finely bound, by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath, in recent full deep red morocco bindings. Gilt ruled borders on boards with gilt illustrations on the front boards of March Hare to Alice and the Red Queen to Looking Glass. Spines with raised bands, each with gilt piping. The compartments ruled, lettered and decorated with playing cards and March Hare motifs in gilt. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Turn-ins with double gilt rules and decorative corner pieces.
Both books are the first published London editions. Alice is the earliest state with the inverted 'S' at the bottom of the contents page. A fine and attractive pair of First Editions of these classic children’s books. Housed in a purpose built, felt lined, slip case, also made by Bayntun, with a step for the shorter Looking Glass volume and red silk pull-tie. Covered in deep red cloth. Fine.