PINOCCHIO'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, by Hezekiah Butterworth - 1898


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Pinocchio's Adventures in Wonderland

original tale by Carlo Collodi

translated from the Italian and with an Introduction by Hezekiah Butterworth 

Generally considered as the 2nd American edition. Boston, MA: Jordan, Marsh & Co., Publishers, 1898.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD- condition.

  • Volume displays commensurate wear and aging to covers and interior.
  • Quarterbound in blue cloth, that shows mild overall wear and rubbing.
  • Pictorial cloth covers feature blue illustration with gilt on blue leather shoulder on front, and handsome gilt on blue flowery design paper.
  • Boards exhibit some significant edgewear and are exposed along most of edges. Blue part of boards is better preserved with light edgewear.
  • Spine features dark blue illustration wrapping around from front shoulder, with gilt design and lettering. 
  • Spine shows overall fading and rubbing, as well as softening and closed tears to ends.
  • Binding is overall secure, with some fragility along gutter between some pages.
  • Illustrations are scarcely affected by smudges and foxing.
  • Interior is gently age-toned, with scattered foxing and smudges, mostly marginal, only rarely does faint foxing affect text. (See photos)
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Textblock edges show commensurate toning, and show some evidence of previous inking along head.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20190530

212 pages. 4.25 x 6.5 inches.

Antiquarian pictorial cloth binding with lovely gilt and blue illustration. Handsome 19th century binding features rounded spine and corners, with a decorated spine. The book opens with an attractive frontis, and continues with some line drawings that bookend the chapters.

This beloved classic of children's literature offers a timeless tale that children can read over and over again. This edition gives life to the characters who return for another great adventure in Wonderland.

Hezekiah Butterworth (1839-1905) was an American author and poet. Most of his books were written for young readers, although he was also a platform lecturer, speaking on education, hymnology, and his many travels, as well as the composer of cantatas.

Illustrated throughout with black line illustrations. Includes an introduction by Hezekiah Butterworth.

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