By Lewis Carroll
London   Macmillan and Co
7.5" by 5.5" 2-192; 224 [2]pp
Early impressions of Lewis Carroll's two best loved works, in the publisher's original cloth bindings, and illustrated throughout by John Tenniel.
By Lewis Carroll

1878-1879 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

London   Macmillan and Co
7.5" by 5.5" 2-192; 224 [2]pp
Early impressions of Lewis Carroll's two best loved works, in the publisher's original cloth bindings, and illustrated throughout by John Tenniel.
£495.00
: 1.5kgs / : 894F35

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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding

Present here is the 1879 sixtieth thousandth of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', first published in 1865, and the 1878 forty-fifth thousandth of 'Through the Looking-Glass', first published in 1871.

With both volumes featuring the charming vignette illustrations of John Tenniel.

Upon the original publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in 1865, Tenniel was far more well-known than Carroll, owing to his successful career as an illustrator and cartoonist, including many pieces for the satirical periodical 'Punch'.

Mathematician and author Lewis Carroll was best known for these work, which are credited the best example of literary nonsense. Whilst these volumes were initially intended for children, the word play, logic and fantastical themes present have interested and delighted scholars since its publication.

With each volume retaining the original half title.

Advertisement leaf to the rear of 'Looking-Glass'.

Lewis Carroll's beloved children's tales, in the publisher's original bindings.

From the library of A. P. Watt & A. S. Watt of A. P. Watt and Son, literary agent of Rudyard Kipling.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth bindings. Bumping to back strip heads and tails, with discolouration to spines. Ink mark to rear board of 'Adventures', paper label to head of front board of 'Looking-Glass'. Front hinge of 'Looking-Glass' a touch strained but firmly held. Internally, firmly bound. Pages age toned due to paper type. Significant spotting and handling marks to first and last few leaves of each volume, with minor losses of paper to fore edge of three leaves at the start of 'Looking-Glass'. Spotting throughout each volume. The odd pencil notation throughout.

Good

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