MacMillan and Co. London. 1868, 1868.
FIFTH EDITION (Fourth published), (Eleventh thousand). Octavo. (7.4 x 5.1 inches). Forty two beautiful line illustrations by John Tenniel. Original tissue guard still present on frontispiece. Three line presentation inscription on the half title and a few minor spots and marks otherwise remarkably clean and bright throughout. A couple of gatherings are slightly proud but overall this is a better than very good copy in original publishers red cloth with gilt ruling, decoration and lettering to spine. Boards with triple gilt ruled borders. Circular centre pieces showing illustrations of Alice carrying the Pig and the Cheshire Cat, both within and triple circular border and both in gilt. Original black endpapers with thin cracks but holding firm. All edges gilt. Slight lean to the spine. Boards just a little bumped and edges a little rubbed, a few small ink marks to the rear panel and half circle cup mark to the front but generally a superior copy with the gilt, particularly on the spine, still bright and vibrant. ---- This is the fifth edition, the fourth published, issued in February 1868 and was the last printing before the electrotype editions which started being published in October the same year. -- Williams, Madan, Green; No.46c.