Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Raphael Tuck, circa 1930) 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 1930
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. pp 222,  publisher’s catalogue, including b/w illustrations plus six colour plates. 7.75 x 5.25 inches approx. (196mm x 134mm).
Cloth rubbed and worn to extremities, a little dusty/grubby in places; plate to front a little rubbed and scratched, small loss to lower right corner; spine ends turned-in, boards knocked to corners; bumped to top and bottom edges. Gift inscription (dated) in ink to half-title page; sporadic foxing to pages throughout, heavy in places, and some grubby/dusty handling marks; edges of page-block a little grubby and marked.
Overall, showing wear from handling and being read but otherwise remaining a reasonably nice copy.