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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by  Mervyn (Illus.)  Lewis & Peake - First Edition - 1946 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 2222322244749)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

by Carroll, Lewis & Peake, Mervyn (Illus.)

  • Used
  • near fine
  • First
Near Fine/Near Fine
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Market Harborough, Leicestershire
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About This Item

First printed by Zephyr books, Stockholm in 1946. 'This edition not to be introduced into the British Empire or the U.S.A. The true first printing in the english language of this illustrated edition with the Mervyn Peake illustrations. The book and wrapper are in near Fine condition with the printed card wrappers as issued. Two penned previous owner s names to the half-title and some light toning to the upper text-block, otherwise in lovely condition. A small nick and a small crease to the upper spine tip of the wrapper. A small piece of unnecessary reinforcement tape to the verso of the upper spine head and a very light stain to the lower spine tip. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Profusely illustrated throughout by Mervyn Peake and acknowledged to be one of the very few truly original interpretations of 'Alice' since Tenniel. Some of these illustrations were reduced in scale for the subsequent first UK edition published much later in 1954 by Alan Wingate, which omitted the final drawing of 'Dinah the kitten'. A very scarce title in its own right which rarely turns up in such collectible condition. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.


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Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Carroll, Lewis & Peake, Mervyn (Illus.)
Peake, Mervyn
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
Zephyr books, Stockholm
Place of Publication
Date published
Alice, Carroll, Peake, Wonderland

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Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers. member since: 2015
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We trade as a family-run internet business in Market Harborough in the heart of the Midlands. 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 full members of the PBFA, ABA and ILAB.


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