First edition with these illustrations. Publisher's original brown cloth with gilt titles to the spine and a gilt design to the upper board. In dustwrapper. Whimsically illustrated throughout by Tove Jansson with colour and black and white in-text illustrations. Text in Swedish. A fine copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth clean, the contents clean and bright throughout and without stamps or inscriptions. In the original lightly toned and rubbed illustrated dustwrapper which has one tiny 2mm closed tear to the rear panel and another of the same size to the front flap hinge. Not price clipped (price label on rear panel: 12.50). A lovely copy.
Moomin creator Tove Jansson brings her exquisitely unique style to the fantasy world of Alice in Wonderland. She had previously illustrated Swedish editions of Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark in 1959 and J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit in 1962.
Stock code: 18647