[London]: The Children's Press, No Date [1950's?]. A.E. Jackson. Hardcover. Quarto (oversized hardcover; original pictorial paper-covered boards (image of Alice and the white rabbit with pocket watch on front panel), red cloth spine lettered and decorated in black. 135 pp., full colour frontispiece plus seven additional full colour plates inserted throughout the text, plus numerous black & white drawings, many of which are full-page. Previous owner's name in pencil on the front free endpaper; a very good, attractive copy in lovely condition, in the original colour pictorial dust jacket with artwork by Rountree depicting the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. The jacket has a large chip starting at the bottom of the spine and extending upwards about 3 inches, the lower third of the rear panel is mostly missing; there are some pronounced closed tears to the front panel of the jacket as well but overall it shows well. Very Good. Item #313286
¶ An unusual edition: The Children's Press published numerous editions of ALICE... on this edition the front cover artwork on the book is definitely not by harry Roundtree, but all the internal illustrations and the colour dust jacket certainly are. In any case, these are very cheaply made books and are heavily prone to destruction, this copy, while having a far from perfect dust jacket, is in remarkably nice condition.
Price (USD): $125.00