1872 Fine Bayntun-Riviere Binding - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
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Author: Lewis Carroll. (John Tenniel, illustrator).
Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.nd.
Publisher: London: Macmillan and Co., 1872. Thirty-Ninth Thousand.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 7 " X 5 ".
Pages: -192 - pages.
Binding: Attractive and fine binding newly and finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full
red morocco leather, the covers tooled in gilt with a fillet border and panel of three fillets and two rolls containing hearts and dots and circular compartments with a pair of small rabbits and at the center of the front cover a large block of the white rabbit. The spine divided into six panels with gilt-tooled bands and compartments, lettered in the second and dated at the foot, the others with the pair of small rabbits, hearts and dots, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt fillet, the turn-ins with a gilt roll, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Under a protective removable mylar cover.
An incredibly beautiful binding for Alice!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, small signature on top of half-title page - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 42 beautiful illustrations by John Tenniel.
The book: Attractive edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in a lovely Bayntun-Riviere binding!
The author: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer of children's fiction, notably Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass. He was noted for his facility with wordplay, logic, and fantasy. The poems "Jabberwocky" and The Hunting of the Snark are classified in the genre of literary nonsense. He was also a mathematician, photographer, inventor and Anglican deacon.
The binder: George Bayntun was born in 1873 in Bath, England. After an apprenticeship, he began his own bookbinding business in Bath in 1894, binding books by hand with great craftsmanship. Although many binders were using machines in their process, Bayntun refused to use modern techniques.
In 1920, George Baynton purchased the business of George Gregory, Bookseller. The shop was frequently visited by Queen Mary throughout his final years.
In 1939, the George Bayntun firm acquired the Rivière Bindery, and Bayntun passed away the following year. The firm has continued throughout the years under different managers through the family line and was granted the appointment of Bookseller to Her Majesty in 1950. The Bayntun-Rivière Bindery firm has been in residence on Manvers Street in Bath since 1939. Their books are still bound by hand, and the firm is world-famous for its fine bindings, restoration, and conservation work.
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