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    Alice's Adventures in a Wonderful Binding

    [Arthur Rackham, illustrator]. Lewis Carroll. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. With a Proem by Austin Dobson. London and New York: William Heinemann and Doubleday, Page & Co, [1907]. Limited edition of 1,130 copies, of which this is copy number 148. Quarto. xi, [1], 161, [1] pages. Thirteen color illustrations tipped-in on inserted plates with captioned tissue guards and numerous black and white illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Beautiful full crushed-green-morocco by Bayntun-Riviere with triple-ruled gilt borders, upper board with large detailed pictorial in-laid panel of various colored leathers after the Mad Hatter's tea party from plate facing page 84, five raised spine bands with gilt-lettered titles, gilt rabbit and card devices in ruled compartments. Board edges with gilt dotted lines, turn-ins with gilt rules and devices, signed by bindery on front inside turn-in and by binder "C.B. Lewis. Fecit" on rear inside turn-in, turquoise watered silk endpapers. Original pictorial endpapers retained. Housed in custom green morocco book-style clamshell box with five raised bands, gilt titles and rules in compartments, lined with floral patterned fleece.

    Some image offset on original endpapers. Small bookseller's pencil marks on verso of front free endpaper and verso of colophon. Plate facing page 36 with a small hole in the matte (not affecting plate), minor soiling to matte of plate facing page 74 with offset to adjacent pages (not affecting plate or text), pages with light edge wear and occasional light foxing. A masterfully artistic work of both illustration and book binding. From the collection of Donald Carter.


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