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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Signed by "Alice" and by the binder Frederic Warde) by Lewis Carroll (John Tenniel) - Hardcover - 1932 - from Appledore Books, ABAA and

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Signed by "Alice" and by the binder Frederic Warde)

by Lewis Carroll (John Tenniel)

Condition: Near Fine

New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1932. Full leather. Near Fine. John Tenniel. A crisp, very presentable copy of this 1932 Limited Editions Club offering, #727 of 1,500 copies issued. THIS IS ONE OF THE ROUGHLY 500 OR SO COPIES WHICH INCLUDE THE LEAF SIGNED BY ALICE HARGREAVES (THE "ORIGINAL ALICE") AND IS ALSO SIGNED AT THE COLOPHON BY FREDERIC WARDE, who was responsible for the typography and the handsome morocco binding. Tight and VG+ in its full red leather, with lavish gilt-tooling and decoration to the panels. Internally, very clean, except for a faint, almost imperceptible abrading at the front panel (where a former owner bookplate had been professionally and cleanly removed). Octavo, all edges gilt, the legendary John Tenniel illustrations accompany the text. Lacking the publisher's slipcase. One of the unquestioned highspots in the illustrious history of the Limited Editions Club.

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 (Signed by "Alice" and by the binder Frederic Warde)


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