London: A. & C. Black, 1921. Folkard, Charles. 1st ed. Hardcover. 1st ptg., 4to full blue cloth, inset color cover plate and 11 other mounted color plates by Charles Folkard. Repeating border illustrations featuring various characters from the story, surrounding pages of music by Lucy E. Broadwood. Also double page endpapers in sepia.
Folkard does a fine job with these colorful plates, offering us unusual views of the story's magical creatures and characters. This is the first appearance of this artwork; in 1929, these plates were reprinted, but only six, with appropriate line drawings, for Alice in Wonderland, sans Through the Looking Glass.
Tanning to endpapers, a hint of wear to tips. Onlaid cover plate is bright and unblemished, with titles in yellow, an unusually sharp copy of a very unusual Alice, not often seen. Although eclipsed by Rackham and Dulac, Folkard was an outstanding second tier illustrator with a long, successful career in children's illustration. Near Fine. Item #26542