Early printing. Publisher's original red cloth with central gilt illustration to the upper and lower boards, and titles in gilt to the spine. All edges gilt. Illustrated with 42 illustrations throughout the text by John Tenniel. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with a little bumping and minor fraying at the tips of the slightly darkened spine and a few light marks to the boards. The contents are entirely complete, without loose or torn pages. the front and rear hinges sound and firm. There is a contemporary ink name and date to the half title and some spotting to the margins of the prelims (most notably to the plain tissue guard of the frontispiece) and sporadically throughout. An attractive example.
Stock code: 17749