1907 Scarce Edition - ALICE's Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Thomas Maybank.
Author: Lewis Carroll. Illustrations by Thomas Maybank.
Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll with 28 illustrations and a Coloured Frontispiece by Thomas Maybank.
Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons Limited, no date (circa 1907). First edition illustrated by Thomas Maybank. The Ruby Series.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: 168 pages.
Binding: Very good and attractive full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing and staining - as shown, name of a previous 1909 owner on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the color frontispiece and the 28 full-page illustrations by Thomas Maybank.
The book: Scarce and attractive edition of ALICE in Wonderland illustrated for the first time here by Thomas Maybank.
The illustrator: Thomas Maybank (1869-1929). Thomas Maybank was born Hector Thomas Maybank Webb in Beckenham, Kent, in the first quarter of 1869, son of William Webb, a school board visitor, and his wife Annie, a china and glass dealer. At the age of eight he was thrown from a horse, injuring his hip. He stayed in St Thomas' Hospital for two years with the resulting bone disease.
He became a surveyor for the Borough of Croydon, and in his spare time was a musician, singing baritone and playing the piano, organ and cello. He became a full-time artist in 1902, contributing to Punch regularly until 1909. He was the original artist on Uncle Oojah, written by Flo Lancaster, in the Daily Sketch from 1921. He died in Esher, Surrey, in the second quarter of 1929, after which H. M. Talintyre took over the strip. The endpapers he drew for the Ward Lock "Wonder Book" series were collected in a book, Mirth by Maybank, in 1937.
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