Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Raphael Tuck, circa 1927) illustrated by A. L. Bowley Golden Treasury Library
Alice in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll
illustrated by A. L. Bowley
Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd, [No Date] circa 1927*
A volume in Tuck’s ‘Golden Treasury Library’ series. Published in the 1920s, titles originally came with a dustwrapper and bound in red, green or blue cloth. Difficult to date accurately without a helpful contemporary ownership inscription.
Hardback – publisher’s cloth with inlay label/plate to front board, gilt title to spine. 222pp,  catalogue, including b/w illustrations plus six colour plates. 7.75 x 5.25 inches approx. (198mm x 137mm).
Spine ends pushed-in and a little worn; light wear to corner tips; inlay plate a little rubbed and marked. Scattered foxing throughout, the occasional page more so; some dustiness or mark but generally pages clean; spotting to edges of page-block with some encroachment onto page margins.
Nonetheless, a nicely preserved copy – quite lovely.
*ref. dated from an inscribed copy of ‘The Water-Babies’ in green cloth here