1891 Rare Victorian Book - 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 & Co, 1897. Eighty-fourth thousand [Printed in the same format as the 1st edition.].
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: , 192,  pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original Victorian decorated cloth binding (overall slightly worn and scuffed, spine slightly darkened - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, very nice ex-libris of Willoughby Arthur Pemberton (b.?-d.1923) - as shown). All edges gilt.
Illustrations: Complete with the 42 wonderful illustrations by John Tenniel.
Estimate : (USD 500 - USD 700)
The book: Rare and attractive 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. 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 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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