1907 First US Edition - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Author: Lewis Carroll. (Illustrator, Arthur Rackham). (With a poem by Austin Dobson).
Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, illustrated by Arthur Rackham with a poem by Austin Dobson.
Publisher: New York, Doubleday Page & Co. no date (circa 1907) First American Edition. [Lovett & Lovett 215A] This is the true first printing with no further impressions listed to the verso of the title and ' PRINTED IN ENGLAND ' to the verso. Later printings will have 'PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN.' Later impressions will have 'PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN' to the verso of the title.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: xi-161 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine original full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the color frontispiece and the wonderful 12 color plates with captioned tissue guards by Arthur Rackham.
The book: Beautiful first US edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, illustrated by Arthur Rackham with a poem by Austin Dobson.
The illustrator: Arthur Rackham RWS (19 September 1867 – 6 September 1939) was an English book illustrator. He is recognized as one of the leading literary figures during the Golden Age of British book illustration. His work is noted for its robust pen and ink drawings, which were combined with the use of watercolor, a technique he developed due to his background as a journalistic illustrator.
Rackham's 51 color pieces for the Early American tale became a turning point in the production of books since – through color-separated printing – it featured the accurate reproduction of color artwork. Some of his best-known works include the illustrations for Rip Van Winkle, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.
The author: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer of children's fiction, notably Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass. He was noted for his facility at wordplay, logic, and fantasy. The poems Jabberwocky and The Hunting of the Snark are classified in the genre of literary nonsense. He was also a mathematician, photographer, inventor, and Anglican deacon.
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