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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by  Mervyn (Illus.)  Lewis & Peake - First UK Edition - 1954 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 2222322244750)

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
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Very Good++/Very Good++
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The First UK printing published by Allan Wingate, London in 1954. The hardback BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition with just a little fading to the spine, light offsetting to the end-papers, one small neat penned name to the upper front end-paper and a small lightly rubbed area to the lower front edge. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition with some fading and toning to the spine. A very small stain to the verso of the lower spine tip which has very lightly come through to the front but is hardly discernible due to the toning of the spine. Some very light edge-wear with a few small closed tears but a much nicer example than usually encountered. The Mervyn Peake wrapper artwork looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. This was the first UK printing of the book as opposed to the edition printed earlier in 1946 by Zephyr Books, Stockholm which was the first edition in the english language. This book with its 65 illustrations by Mervyn Peake rarely turns up in such collectible condition - the first copy that I have handled. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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Details

Bookseller
Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
2222322244750
Title
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Author
Carroll, Lewis & Peake, Mervyn (Illus.)
Illustrator
Peake, Mervyn
Book condition
Used - Very Good++
Jacket condition
Very Good++
Quantity available
1
Edition
First UK Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Allan Wingate, London
Place of Publication
UK
Date published
1954
Keywords
Alice, Carroll, Peake, Wonderland

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Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

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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: www.ashtonrarebooks.com. 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 : les@ashtonrarebooks.com 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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