Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Signed Bayntun Binding
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland [and] Through the Looking Glass
Written by Lewis Carroll and Illustrated by John Tenniel
Signed Full Leather Bayntun Binding
Binding Details: A beautiful signed Bayntun binding featuring full leather polished calf boards with elaborate gilt decorations and titling in compartments on the spine that has five raised spine hubs. The front and rear covers contain gold gilt characters from the book, double gilt ruling to the boards with floral stops, inner and outer dentelles, marbled endpapers, and gold gilted page ends. The Bayntun Binders stamp appears on the top of the first free endpaper.
Book Details: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was originally published in 1865 by Macmillan and Company and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There in 1872 by the same publisher. This is a later reprint (1953 for Alice in Wonderland and 1955 for Through the Looking Glass) by Macmillan and Company that contains the original text of both volumes as well as all of the original wood engraved illustrations by John Tenniel that were contained in the original editions.
Measures approximately 7” x 5” with both books bound into this one volume.
Condition Report:The binding is in FINE condition with very superficial surface wear. Internally, the book is very clean with no signs of previous ownership. Overall, this a beautiful signed leather binding by Bayntun that houses Carroll’s classic works.
Photographs of the binding and some stock illustrations from the book appear in the photo section of the listing.