1895 Rare Victorian Book - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
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Author: CARROLL, Lewis (John Tenniel, illustrator).
Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Publisher: New York, Macmillan & Co, 1895. New Edition (stated).
Language: Text in English
Size : 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: 192 pages + 16 catalogue pages.
Binding: Very good, near fine, original Victorian decorated red full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some light foxing or staining - as shown, upper corner of page 82 chipped and repaired by a previous owner without affecting the text - has shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 42 beautiful illustrations by John Tenniel.
Estimate : (USD 450 - USD 600)
The book: Rare and attractive early US 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 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.
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