New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1901. Hardcover. First edition thus, with an introduction by E.S. Martin. Frontispiece portrait, with 40 plates by Peter Newell and decorations by Robert Mary Wright. The first major Alice illustrator after John Tenniel, Peter Newell (1862-1924) also built a reputation as a political cartoonist. However, unlike his predecessor, Newell tended to emphasize the absurd in Carroll's work with his distinctive soft pencil drawings. Octavo. Original paper vellum bnding, with gilt stamping. Negligible bump to the top edge. Tiny bit of foxing to the front board. In the scarce sateen-backed green paper dust jacket, which is moderately browned, more so along the spine, with a split along the front joint and a bit of wear to the corners and tips; otherwise very good. Very good / Very good. Item #69813

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