Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass


Author: Lewis Carroll

Illustrator: Elenore Plaisted Abbott

CARROLL, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Illustrated by Elenore Plaisted Abbott. Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs and Company [1912]. 8vo, 335pp. Teal cloth decoratively stamped in gold with color pictorial label affixed to the front; t.e.g. Pictorial endpapers; 7 color plates and numerous b&w illustrations by John Tenniel. Lower spine ends and corners a bit rubbed, upper spine end and corners less so, light rubbing to gilt on top edge, else a remarkably clean, bright copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (spine ends and corners chipped, soiling and discoloration across front and rear panels, spine sunned, previous owner’s name in pen above title). Scarce in dust jacket.


First Abbott-illustrated edition. With seven charming color plates by the illustrator, portrait painter and scenic designer Elenore Plaisted Abbott, this is a lovely edition of Carroll’s two stories of Wonderland. Abbott’s lush paintings are clearly influenced by the Tenniel line art that accompanies the text, making this a wonderfully cohesive edition of the Carroll classics. An amazingly beautiful copy with the cover gilt still sparkling and the cover illustration untouched by wear.