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ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by  Lewis; Carroll - First Edition - 1866 - from Quill & Brush and


by Carroll, Lewis;

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London: Macmillan, 1866. First edition to be regularly published, though technically the second edition. The exceedingly rare 1865 first edition was suppressed, and only a little over 20 copies are extant. This copy finely bound in full red leather stamped in gilt and blind on front and back covers, each of which features an inset panel with an image after Tenniel's stamped in black-foil on cream-color leather and colored by hand. Spine features five raised bands, gilt center stamps and gilt-lettered onlaid green leather labels. Housed in red linen clamshell case lined in red velvet with rounded red leather spine mimicking the book's in design. Binding and case by Patricia & George Sargent of Dragonfly Bindery. Frontis tissue darkened, scattered light foxing throughout; otherwise text block is very good condition. Binding and clamshell case are fine. FIRST REGULARLY PUBLISHED EDITION FINELY BOUND

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

  • Bookseller: Quill & Brush US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 54361
  • Author: Carroll, Lewis;
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1866


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