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Alice In Wonderland : With The Publisher’s Order Form, Prospectus and ‘Proclamation’ by  Charles (Illus.)  Lewis & Van Sandwyk - Signed First Edition - 2016 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 2222322244770)

Alice In Wonderland : With The Publisher’s Order Form, Prospectus and ‘Proclamation’

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Alice In Wonderland : With The Publisher’s Order Form, Prospectus and ‘Proclamation’

by Carroll, Lewis & Van Sandwyk, Charles (Illus.)

  • Used
  • fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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About This Item

The First UK printing of this illustrated edition, published by The Folio Society, London in 2016. Number '152' of only 1000 copies issued. The BOOK is in Fine condition and appears unread with the original publisher's tissue paper covering still present. Quarter vellum binding with vellum tips and decorative paper covered boards in a deep shade of red; 24-carat gold gilt lettering stamped to the spine and illustrations on the front board blocked in four foils. Gilded top edge. Illustrated endpapers. Limitation spread blocked in two colours on two shades of laid paper, inset with an etching hand-printed under the artist's supervision on Somerset Velvet Buff hand-made paper; signed and numbered by Van Sandwyk, number '152' out of an edition of 1000. Eleven plates printed in full colour with gold borders on art paper, tipped into the text within ornamental gold borders; nine 'scraps' printed in full colour, individually cut out and tipped in place. Approximately 50 line-drawings throughout the text and hand drawn initials. The clamshell case bound in Paradise cloth with spine titling label blocked in two colours on laid paper is in almost as new condition. An immensely detailed and gorgeously bound limited edition of Alice in Wonderland, with new illustrations by the acclaimed artist Charles van Sandwyk. With a vellum binding blocked in real gold, exquisite typography and a hand-printed etching signed by the illustrator; this is in series with the limited edition of 'The Wind in the Willows", which was also illustrated by Van Sandwyk. Van Sandwyk created 11 wonderful new colour illustrations, all tipped in by hand within elaborate gold borders. Loosely inserted is the publisher's Order Form, fold out Prospectus and 'Proclamation' (the latter states : 'The drawings in this letter were made especially for it, and have never been printed anywhere else'). All housed in the original publisher's envelope ( which is a little edge-worn where opened). An extremely handsome production and highly collectible.More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.


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Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
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Alice In Wonderland : With The Publisher’s Order Form, Prospectus and ‘Proclamation’
Carroll, Lewis & Van Sandwyk, Charles (Illus.)
Sandwyk, Charles Van
Book condition
Used - Fine
Quantity available
First UK Edition
The Folio Society, London
Place of Publication
Date published
Alice, Carroll, Folio, Sandwyk

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Leicester, Leicestershire
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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We are a family-run business in the city of Leicester. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over 250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are members of the PBFA.


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