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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Adapted For Very Little Folks From The Original Story

By Lewis Carroll

1903

Macmillan and Co : London

5" by 4"

128pp.

 

 

 

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A charming edition of this abridged version of Carroll's most famous work, with many coloured illustrations by John Tenniel.

First thus. Collated complete with thirty two coloured illustrations by John Tenniel. 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. 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'. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Little Folks Edition is a charming miniature edition of Lewis Carroll's classic tale which is specially abridged for younger readers. An uncommon edition.

CONDITION

In a red cloth binding with pictorial detail of the white rabbit checking his pocket watch. Externally smart with slight bumping to the extremities and the head and tail of the spine. Slight fading to the spine and extremities of rear board. Paint spill to rear board and fore edge, not affecting the plates.or text. Book slightly cocked. Slight offsetting to endpapers. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with just the odd spot and handling marks.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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