1914 Rare Limited 1st Riccardi Press Edition - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll illustrated by John Tenniel. #795/1000.
(Description)Author: CARROLL, Lewis. (John Tenniel, illustrator).
Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Publisher: London, Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to The Medici Society, 1914. First Riccardi Press Edition. #795 of 1000 hand-numbered copies printed in the Riccardi Fount on handmade Riccardi Paper.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 9.5" X 7 ".
Pages: xi-131 pages.
Binding: Attractive and fine half morocco leather binding over matching marbled paper covers (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, some light foxing and staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 42 classic original illustrations by John Tenniel (the frontispiece and illustrations on p. 63, 65, and 125 have been slightly enlarged by the publisher).
Estimate: (USD 800 - USD 1300)
The book: Attractive and rare 1914 First Riccardi Press Edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) -- an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. This edition was published by arrangement with Macmillan and Company using Carroll's revised text of 1896. The wonderful Tenniel illustrations are printed from fresh electros taken from the original wood blocks, with four being slightly enlarged from the original block designs.
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.
The illustrator: Sir John Tenniel (28 February 1820 – 25 February 1914) was an English illustrator, graphic humorist and political cartoonist prominent in the second half of the 19th century. He was knighted for artistic achievements in 1893. Tenniel is remembered mainly as the principal political cartoonist for Punch magazine for over 50 years and for his illustrations to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871).
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