Berkeley Los Angeles London: University of California Press, 1983. Barry Moser. First Printing of "The Pennyroyal [Trade] Edition" Cloth and boards. Folio (8 3/4" x 13 3/4"), royal blue quarter buckram over powder blue boards with metallic blue lettering on spine, Preface and Notes by James R. Kincaid; text edited by Selwyn H. Goodacre; includes "The Wasp in a Wig" episode note present in the 1982 edition; profusely illustrated with full-page and in-text B&W fine-line woodblock illustrations by BARRY MOSER, powder blue endpapers with blue-on-blue depiction of Alice, xxiii, [xxiv],  + 4-167 pages +  Acknowledgements +  Colophon. Fine / Near Fine. Item #5506
Elegantly illustrated and handsomely printed impressive "Pennyroyal Edition" of Lewis Carroll's classic tale, which first appeared in 1871. This is, of course, the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865).
The black fine-line woodblock illustrations by Barry Moser (born 1940) are dramatic and refined. Barry Moser is an artist, known as a printmaker and illustrator of many fine works of literature. He is also the owner, operator, and proprietor of Pennyroyal Press.
Some of Moser's most celebrated work has been his illustrations for Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, each of which consisted of more than a hundred prints, and the former of which won him American Book Award for design and illustration in 1982.
The two tales, of course, include such remarkable characters as "Humpty Dumpty" and "Tweedledum and Tweedledee" as well as memorable verses like "Jabberwocky" and "The Walrus and the Carpenter."
SUPERIOR illustrated edition of this classic. Square, tight, with bright clean pages. Blue cloth is Fine or better. Dust jacket (unclipped) is sharp and bright with slight rubbing and some soil to its back panel.