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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by  Charles]  Lewis [Dodgson - Hardcover - Signed - 1891 - from B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA and Biblio.com

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Carroll, Lewis [Dodgson, Charles]

Condition: Very Good


London: Macmillan and Co., 1891 Illustrated by John Tenniel. Later printing (Eighty-Fifth Thousand). Signed by Tenniel on the title page. Publisher's red cloth, with an illustration of Alice holding a pig to the front board, with an illustration of the Cheshire Cat to the rear panel, lettered in gilt, black coated endpapers. Very good, with some light toning to the spine, minor soiling to the boards, bright gilt, spine lightly starting inside the front cover, otherwise sturdy binding, bright and clean pages. Overall, a tight and attractive copy, extremely scarce with Tenniel's signature. Housed in a custom slipcase with matching chemise. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson wrote the nonsensical story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll for Alice Liddell, who was a frequent subject of Dodgson's revolutionary portrait photography. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland includes a black and white frontispiece along with forty-two in-text illustrations by John Tenniel, Dodgson's frequent artist collaborator, with whom he had a somewhat volatile relationship due to their mutual perfectionism. Indeed, the true first issue of Alice was published by Macmillan in London in a print run of 2,000 copies, but was quickly suppressed because neither author nor artist approved of the quality of the reproductive illustrations.. Illus. by Tenniel, John. Signed by Illustrator. Hard Cover. Very Good.

Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, tell the story of a young girl in a fantasy world filled with peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The classic tale of literary nonsense takes the reader on an exploration of logic and absurdities. The Alice books — sometimes combined or referred to with the abbreviated title Alice in Wonderland — have been translated into at least 97 languages with over a hundred different editions. The books have also been adapted numerous times into films (both live action and cartoon), plays, and musicals. Read more: Identifying first editions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland




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