Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Boots, ) illustrated by Gwynedd M. Hudson
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Hodder and Stoughton for Boots Pure Drug Co. Ltd.,  Centenery Edition
Superbly illustrated throughout in colour by Gwynedd M. Hudson (fl. 1910-1935)†.
The Hudson illustrated edition of Alice in Wonderland originally published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1922*, the Boots versions following in 1928 (blue cloth with a tan dustwrapper) and 1932 (red cloth with a red dustwrapper).
Hardback – publisher’s red cloth with gilt title to spine and gilt title and decoration to front board, in a dustwrapper with onlay plate to front panel. pp , 181, two-tone illustrations on the endpapers and in the text, plus twelve tipped-in colour plates with titled guards. 10 x 8 inches approx. (255mm x 200mm).
Dustwrapper rubbed, worn and torn with small loss; faded and stained to spine; onlay plate rubbed to edges and small patch of loss to upper margin; folds stretched and worn; a little grubby. Cloth faded and marked in places, otherwise generally clean and still with some original sheen to it; some wrinkling to rear board; spine ends worn and turned-in; light wear to board corner tips. Endpapers tanned and with offsetting, paste-downs very spotted; pencilled ownership inscription; pages dusty and tanned throughout, some occasional foxing or mark but the plates remain clean and bright; page-block bumped to corners, notably upper corner; some pages and tissue guards a little creased and dog-eared to corners; occasional pencil mark or scribble, some erasing to lower margin of page 143; a few instances of neat and light colouring of the two-tone and guard-page illustrations – not immediately apparent and hardly noticeable; edges of page-block dusty and a little grubby, some spotting.
Nonetheless, showing wear but actually quite nice and not a bad copy at all – remaining attractive with its clean, bright plates and always nice to find with dustwrapper.
*ref.  The Lewis Carroll Handbook (Dawson, revised edition 1979)
†ref. The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators by Alan Horne (Antique Collectors’ Club, 1994)