First edition with these illustrations. Inscribed by Tove Jansson, who adds an original drawing for the highly influential Swedish author and critic Stig Ahlgren. Publisher's original brown cloth with gilt titles to the spine and a gilt design to the upper board, in dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout by Tove Jansson with colour and black and white in-text illustrations. Text in Swedish. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth and gilt bright and fresh. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very good, rubbed, nicked and marked dustwrapper that has several short closed tears at the edges and a small chip at the middle of the upper panel.
Inscribed by Tove Jansson in black ink on the front endpaper with a fine original drawing of Alice holding a flower "Till Stig Ahlgren / av en beundrarinna - illustratören -66" [to Stig Ahlgren / by an admirer - the illustrator - 66]. A fine and rare presentation copy of Moomin creator Tove Jansson's exquisitely illustrated Alice In Wonderland. Provenance:Presented by Tove Jansson to Stig Johan Axel Blommert-Ahlgren (1910-1996), Swedish author, editor, translator and critic; collection of Tor Morisse (1947-2017), Norwegian children's book author and illustrator who lived in Sweden for most of his life.
Stock code: 20621