1896 Rare Victorian Book - Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll.
Author: CARROLL, Lewis (John Tenniel, illustrator).
Title: Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice found there.
Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1896. People's Edition. Twenty-Ninth Thousand.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5" X 5 ".
Pages: 208 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and very good original Victorian decorated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed and worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Good to very good content (bright, tight, some light foxing throughout - as shown, name of a previous 1897 owner on the first endpaper - as shown, toning of endpapers - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 50 classic illustrations by John Tenniel.
Estimate : (USD 250 - USD 350)
The book: Rare and attractive People's edition of Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll. It is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). Set some six months later than the earlier book, Alice enters a fantastic world this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that she can see beyond it. Through the Looking-Glass includes such celebrated verses as "Jabberwocky" and "The Walrus and the Carpenter," and the episode involving Tweedledum and Tweedledee. The mirror which inspired Carroll remains displayed in Charlton Kings.
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 wordplay, 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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