1950 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [With] Through the Looking Glass
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Decorative Binding, Fine Binding, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Pleasing Copy, Signed Binding
Both novels are bound together in a lovely half morocco binding, with gilt stamped motifs of the white rabbit, Alice, the Queen of Hearts and Humpty Dumpty to the spine. The binding is by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, with their binder's stamp to the verso of the front endpaper. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper, 'For Puppa with love from Uncle Philip, Aug 60'. Complete, with forty two charming illustrations to 'Wonderland' and fifty to 'Looking Glass' 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 coloured revised illustrations for 'The Nursery Alice'. First published in 1865, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has remained a continually popular and well loved children's story, centred around the story of Alice, and her surreal experiences after falling down a rabbit hole and entering Wonderland. 'Through The Looking-Glass' is set six months after the first work and contains the much loved poems 'The Jabberwocky' and 'The Walrus and the Carpenter' and the first appearance of Tweedledum and Tweedledee. 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. A very bright, charming copy of this noted work, retaining the original illustrations by the timeless illustrator, John Tenniel.
In a half crushed morocco binding, with cloth covered boards. Externally, smart, with light patches of rubbing to the spine and to the joints. Evidence of bookplate removal to the front pastedown. Binder's stamp to the verso of front endpaper, and prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean.
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