Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (The Readers Library, circa 1925) illustrated by Dudley Jarrett
Alice in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Dudley Jarrett
London: The Readers Library Publishing Company Ltd, [reprint] circa 1925
Attractive wrap-round dustwrapper art.
Hardback – red cloth with title and decoration in gilt to spine and front board, in a dustwrapper. 253pp including b/w illustrations, plus illustrated endpapers. Size: 6.5 x 4.25 inches approx. (169mm x 106mm).
Dustwrapper rubbed and worn, especially to corner tips and spine ends with some loss; a short tear/split to spine (above ‘CE IN W’ in the title); sunned and darkened to spine; foxed/dusty to upper/lower edges of flaps; spotted and darkened to verso. Cloth clean with minor fading/wear to spine ends; gilt dulled to spine. Pages very age tanned but generally clean throughout; tightly bound but as is usual with these cheaply produced books has the occasional break in the page-block exposing spine backstrip; page corner dog ear from being poorly cut; an unusual printing mishap to page 124 (see image below) where an attached flap of paper has been printed concurrently with rest of page.
Nonetheless, a reasonably nice, clean copy in collectable condition – uncommon to find with dustwrapper.
ref. [325*] The Lewis Carroll Handbook (Dawson, revised edition 1979)