Beautiful and interesting large format hardcover book, with gilt decorated blue fabric covers.
Published by Hodder and Stoughton for Boots Pure Drug Co. Ltd., London / Nottingham, 1922. The book shows no exact date, but since the Christmas gift inscription in the front is dated 1924, it must be an early edition.
Some antiquarians claim the blue cover edition to be the earliest Boots edition, others claim the red one to be the first published. No claims here, except for this one: the blue one is definitely harder to find.
Contains twelve tipped-in colour plates by Gwynedd M. Hudson, with printed tissue guards, along with numerous two-tone and monochrome illustrations. All illustrations are crisp and bright. The illustration with the king and queen has a small scratch on the left (see photos).
Some wear and tear on the front and back covers, some fading on the spine. Slightly dented corners.
Good bindings without loose pages.
The pages are moderately tanned with noticeable foxing throughout and some staining.
All in all an attractive collector's item for Alice lovers.
- Number of Books
- Children's books
- Author/ Illustrator
- Lewis Carroll / Gwynedd M Hudson
- Book Title
- Alice's adventures in Wonderland
- Publication year oldest item
- Illustrated Edition
- Original language
- Hodder and Stoughton for Boots the Chemists
- Binding/ Material
- tipped in plates
- Number of pages
- 25.5×20 cm