1899 Scarce Vaudeville Theatre Edition - ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll.
Author: CARROLL, Lewis (John Tenniel, illustrator).
Title: [PEOPLE'S EDITION] Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. With Forty-Two illustrations by John Tenniel.
Publisher: London & New York, Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1899. One Hundredth Thousand. First and only VAUDEVILLE THEATRE EDITION.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: 187 pages, including the publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and very good original Victorian decorated white cloth binding in a vellum style with “The Vaudeville Theatre Edition” at the top, a roundel with Alice holding the pig baby in the center, and on a diagonal in the lower third of the cover “With Ellaline Terriss’s love,” all in gilt (hinges fine, spine slightly toned - as shown, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt. Scarce in any condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, name of a previous owner on the first endpaper - as shown, light toning of endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the forty-two wonderful illustrations by John Tenniel.
Estimate: (Very uncommon - Scarce with no or few other copies available for sale worldwide).
The book: Scarce and attractive "Vaudeville Theatre Edition of" Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll beautifully illustrated by John Tenniel. Bound in white cloth vellum style with “The Vaudeville Theatre Edition” at the top, a roundel with Alice holding the pig baby in the center, and on a diagonal in the lower third of the cover “With Ellaline Terriss’s love,” all in gilt. Terriss (1871–1971) was a popular British actress and singer, best known for her performances in Edwardian musical comedies. She played Alice in Henry Savile Clarke’s staged Alice in Wonderland, which opened in a revival at London’s Vaudeville Theatre, on December 19, 1900.
This is a specially bound copy of Macmillan’s “People’s edition.” It is not known how many copies were thus bound; all known copies are dated 1899. (There were also cheaper “Six-Penny” Vaudeville editions, in paper wrappers, dated 1900.) The Vaudeville editions were probably sold in the theatre lobby...
The author: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem "Jabberwocky", and the poem The Hunting of the Snark – all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic and fantasy. There are societies in many parts of the world dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life.
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