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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by CARROLL, LEWIS

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Humphrey Milford 1919. imperial octavo, green cloth boards with gilt lettering and gilt and black illustration to front board and spine, illus eps, frontispiece, 199pp, illus, VG- (light wear and rubbing to boards and extremities, front gutter cracked not affecting fep, prelims loosely attaached, ink owner's details to front pastedown, weak hinges, light tanning to eps, light foxing to page edges)

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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