1910 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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An Important Work, Illustrated, With Dustwrapper
With publisher's advertisements to the rear of the work. Scarce. A reprint of the Miniature Edition, first published in July 1907. Presented in the scarce original unclipped dustwrapper. Complete, with forty two charming illustrations by John Tenniel depicting the many much-loved scenes including The Mad Hatter's Tea Party and The White Rabbit looking at his pocket watch. 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'. Tenniel also illustrated the sequel, 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' and the coloured revised illustrations for 'The Nursery Alice'. Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) was a mathematician and author best known for this work, and its sequel 'Alice Through the Looking-Glass'. The work is credited as perhaps the greatest example of literary nonsense and whilst the work was meant for children (indeed the tale was originally told to a friend's daughter, Alice Liddell) the word play, logic and fantastical themes present in the work have interested and delighted scholars since its publication.
In a red cloth binding with pictorial gilt detail to the front and rear board. In the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally very smart with slight bumping to the extremities and the head and tail of the spine. Book slightly cocked. Hinges slightly strained but firm. Front free endpaper has been neatly removed. Dustwrapper is generally smart with chipping and closed tears to the extremities, particularly to the head of the spine. Sunning to the wrap. Evidence of label removal to the flyleaves. Internally firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with handling marks and the odd spot.
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