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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. by  Lewis CARROLL - Hardcover - 1895 - from Peter Ellis bookseller and Biblio.com

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

by CARROLL, Lewis

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Macmillan, New York., 1895. New edition. Octavo. pp [xii], 192. Forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. At the rear is a 16-page publishers' catalogue dated October 1891. Red cloth decorated in black and gilt. Patterned endpapers.Covers a bit marked. Spine slightly faded. Tail of spine and one corner slightly scuffed. Very good indeed. Uncommon.

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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