1898 Very Rare Victorian Book - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland published by Lothrop


$195 USD


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Author : CARROLL, Lewis (John Tenniel, illustrator)
Title : Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Publisher : Boston, Lothrop Publishing Company, no date ( circa 1898).
Language : Text in English
Size : 9.5 " X 8 "
Pages : 101 pages
Binding : Atractive and Very good original Victorian decorated hardcover binding (overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover. Rare find in this condition.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining, gift note dated 1899 from a previous owner on first endpaper). 
Illustrations : Including a beautiful frontis illustration and in-text illustrations by John Tenniel.

Estimate : (USD 200 - USD 400)

The book : Scarce and attractive edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) -- a 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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