London: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d., [c.1930]. ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Published for Boots Pure Drug Co. Quarto (25 x 20cm), pp. 272. With twenty-one full-page colour illustrations and many more in-text or to margins. Blue cloth pictorially blocked in black and gilt, illustrated dust-wrapper. Book is near fine, with a little sunning to the cloth beneath chips on wrapper. Scarce paper jacket toned to spine, several chips and tears as mentioned. Shows well. An uncommon survival. Hudson illustrated just two carefully chosen classic fantasy books, namely J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan and Wendy and Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. Alice was printed in London in 1922, with Peter Pan following in 1930. Her illustrations, like Arthur Rackham's, were both full in colour or simpler silhouettes, and although very little is known of the artist, she was nevertheless a contemporary of Mable Lucy Atwell, Lucy Kemp Welsh and Virginia Sterrett during the golden age of Edwardian gift books. Her modest but exquisite output remains highly desirable today. Item #50176
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