1883 Rare with John Tenniel Signature - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
Author: CARROLL, Lewis. (John Tenniel, illustrator).
Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. With Forty-Two Illustrations by John Tenniel.
Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., 1883. Seventy-First thousand.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: 192,  pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original decorated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing - as shown, very nice ex-libris of Isabelle Corwith Cramer on the first endpaper - as shown). WITH laid in original photograph (albumen carte-de-visite) of John Tenniel by John & Charles Watkins and a clipped inscription mounted to a card, SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR JOHN TENNIEL: "With kind regards, Your very faithfully, John Tenniel.".
Illustrations: Complete with the 42 wonderful illustrations by John Tenniel.
Estimate : (USD 2000 - USD 2500)
The book: Attractive early edition of this classic, with the added bonus of Tenniel's rather scarce albumen carte-de-visite and signature!
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.
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. An alumnus of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, he was knighted for artistic achievements in 1893, the first such honor ever bestowed on an illustrator or cartoonist. 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). Tenniel's detailed black-and-white drawings remain the definitive depiction of the Alice characters, with comic book illustrator and writer Bryan Talbot stating, "Carroll never describes the Mad Hatter: our image of him is pure Tenniel."
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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