Number '152' of only 1000 copies issued
Carroll, Lewis & Van Sandwyk, Charles (Illus.) ~ Alice In Wonderland : With The Publisher’s Order Form, Prospectus and ‘Proclamation’ : With A Complete Set Of 6 Greeting Cards With Illustrations Taken From This Edition
The Folio Society, London : 2016
The First UK printing of this illustrated edition, published by The Folio Society, London in 2016. Number '152' of only 1000 copies issued. The BOOK is in Fine condition and appears unread with the original publisher's tissue paper covering still present. Quarter vellum binding with vellum tips and decorative paper covered boards in a deep shade of red; 24-carat gold gilt lettering stamped to the spine and illustrations on the front board blocked in four foils. Gilded top edge. Illustrated endpapers. Limitation spread blocked in two colours on two shades of laid paper, inset with an etching hand-printed under the artist's supervision on Somerset Velvet Buff hand-made paper; signed and numbered by Van Sandwyk, number '152' out of an edition of 1000. Eleven plates printed in full colour with gold borders on art paper, tipped into the text within ornamental gold borders; nine 'scraps' printed in full colour, individually cut out and tipped in place. Approximately 50 line-drawings throughout the text and hand drawn initials. The clamshell case bound in Paradise cloth with spine titling label blocked in two colours on laid paper is in almost as new condition. An immensely detailed and gorgeously bound limited edition of Alice in Wonderland, with new illustrations by the acclaimed artist Charles van Sandwyk. With a vellum binding blocked in real gold, exquisite typography and a hand-printed etching signed by the illustrator; this is in series with the limited edition of 'The Wind in the Willows", which was also illustrated by Van Sandwyk. Van Sandwyk created 11 wonderful new colour illustrations, all tipped in by hand within elaborate gold borders. Loosely inserted is the publisher's Order Form, fold out Prospectus and 'Proclamation' (the latter states : 'The drawings in this letter were made especially for it, and have never been printed anywhere else'). All housed in the original publisher's envelope (which is a little edge-worn where opened). Together with a complete set of six greeting cards reproduced from the original watercolour paintings in this edition, with their original envelopes. The cards and envelopes are all in Fine unused condition. An extremely handsome production and highly collectible.