first edition Hardcover
1908 · London
by Carroll, Lewis (Charles L. Dodgson)
London: Thomas Nelson and Sons , 1908. First edition thus. Hardcover. Near Fine. 4to. , 10-246,  pp. Blue pictorial cloth with lettering in gold on the front board and spine, decorations in yellow, black, white, and gold; top edge gilt. Illustrated by a frontispiece, full-page, and in-text illustrations, ninety-two color illustrations total by Harry Rountree. ODNB: "Rountree, Harry". Rountree illustrated several children's stories (including The Swiss Family Robinson and Uncle Remus' Songs and Sayings) during his lifetime and two of Arthur Conan Doyle's short stories ("The Lost World" and "The Poison Belt"). A classic illustrator of the English literary canon, Rountree's marvelous illustrations and decorations make Carroll's bizarre but charming tale of Wonderland come to life. A bright and colorful edition, rather uncommon in this condition. A Near Fine book with minute wear to the tips of the spine and a name and bookplate on the front pastedown and flyleaf respectively.
(Inventory #: 00008899)