Hodder & Stoughton Limited, London, for the Boots Pure Drug Company, Ltd, Notttingham. 1932.
CENTENARY EDITION. 4to. (10.1 x 8.1 inches). Finely illustrated with 12 mounted full colour plates, each with a printed tissue guard (two with closed tears - without any loss), and dozens of line drawings throughout the text and along top of text pages. A small amount of foxing to the endpapers and fore edges but generally a clean copy in publishers red cloth with gilt ruled lines and lettering to the spine. Front board with gilt lettering and gilt and pink illustration within four white ruled border lines. Cloth is a bit faded but the gilt still bright and fresh. In the original dustwrapper with black lettering to spine. Rear panel illustrated in black with the March hare and Mad Hatter. Front board lettered in black and with a full colour plate mounted onto the centre, all within a four line ruled black border. Some darkening to the dustwrapper spine and front panel. A couple of chips to the bottom of the spine and a few small closed tears, without loss, to the top. Overall a very good book in a very good dustwrapper. ----- This beautifully illustrated edition was originally issued in 1922 and re-issued in this edition to mark the centenary of Lewis Carroll's birth.