London: Macmillan & Co., 1872.
Twenty-Sixth Thousand. Leather bound. This stunning 1872 printing of Lewis Carroll's classic companion to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is here finely bound by the world-class Riviere & Son Bindery in full red morocco, with original cloth covers included at rear. Illustrated in tissue-guarded frontispiece and fifty iconic illustrations by John Tenniel, this beautifully bound edition of Through the Looking-Glass is ever-ready to be pulled down from the bookshelf and pull its reader down into a land strange and wonderful.
Riviere & Son binding. 7 3/8" X 5 1/8". [vi], 224pp, plus 1pp ads and originally cloth covers and spine bound in at rear. Bound in full red morocco leather by Riviere & Son Bindery, with five raised bands to spine, lettered in gilt. Exterior hinges professionally repaired after separation. Binding is firm and sound. Moderate wear to leather, with some soiling and discoloration, edgewear, and indentations. All edges gilt. Heavy toning to endpapers from leather borders to pastedowns. Tissue-guarded frontispiece and fifty iconic illustrations by John Tenniel. Soiling and some rubbing to original publisher's cloth bound in at rear. A stunning 1872 printing of Lewis Carroll's classic companion to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, with original cloth covers included at rear and bound in full leather by a world-class binder, whose firm, after merging with Bayntun Bindery in 1939, Queen Mary would later go on to grant the appointment of Bookseller to Her Majesty (1950). Good. Item #4997