Q: Would you be so kind as to confirm that this version of Lewis Carroll’s “Through The Looking Glass” is part of the Young Peoples Library Series #202, Volume 31, printed 1923-1933, Format 4, #3 Variant and, if it is what a fair market value would be? Thank you for your assistance.
A: Yes, this book is a Format 4 Young People’s Library book. This format is different from the earlier Young People’s Library formats in several ways. First it has the paste-on (appliqué) picture on the front cover. Next is the characteristic spine design. I am including typical spines for your information.
Originally these books came with dust jackets which for the most part matched the underlying book cover.
Dating these books more precisely between the 1923 and 1933 publication times can be difficult because of the random nature of ad placements in the back of the book.
For more on this series see http://henryaltemus.com/series/series202F4.htm.