London: Macmillan and Co., 1927. Octavo. Item #022801
Half-title, Color frontispiece, 299(1)pp., (continous pagination) with 92 illustrations by John Tenniel including 8 in color. This was the book that made Lewis Carroll famous. Soon after writing Alice, he went on to write Through the Looking Glass which became another best seller. Alice (Liddell), was the little girl he wrote the story for. This is a beautiful copy bound by Riviere in full blue crushed morocco, elaboratly decorated in gilt, inlaid on the upper board is Alice and the Dodo bird, the lower board inlaid with Alice and the Queen., marbled paper doublures and endpapers signed by Riviere, all edges gilt, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorted in gilt, page 281 has a small marginal closed tear otherewise a fine, fresh and lovely copy housed within a lined cloth covered slipcase.