NY: Harper and Brothers, 1903/1876, 1st printing as to illustrator. Ivory vellum boards with gilt figure and title, script titles, coloured frontis and 39 half tone umber plates, as issued, top edge gilt, deckle edges, green page border decorations by Robert Murray Wright; xii + 248 pp. Juvenile hardback.
A liberally illustrated collection of Carroll's poems: The first group from Rhyme or Reason? beginning with The Hunting of the Snark- an Agony in Eight Fits. These followed by familiar poems from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. At the end poems from Sylvie and Bruno. A nice copy to match the vellum Newell Alice's. As always, Newell's pictures are a riot!!
CONDITION: Very Good; no names or other marks; vellum boards quite white, and gilt bright, mottled spine toning, offsetting on free endpapers from jacket (not present), corners and half inch of back spine bumped and bottom corners worn through; two rough openings, a few small margin spots, but most pages are very flat and clean, appearing unread. Item #16724