1908 Scarce Book - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Illustrated by Amy Millicent Sowerby. 1st US Edition.
Author: CARROLL, Lewis (Amy Millicent Sowerby, illustrator).
Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Illustrated by Millicent Sowerby.
Publisher: New York and London: Duffield & Company; Chatto and Windus, 1908. Scarce first American edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9 " X 6 ".
Pages: 166 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original decorated cloth binding (overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, some page outer margin cut short without affecting the text - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 12 wonderful illustrations by Amy Millicent Sowerby.
Estimate: (USD 400 - USD 500)
The book: Scarce and attractive first American edition of Sowerby illustrations for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Sowerby was among the earliest women to illustrate Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland!
The illustrator: Amy Millicent Sowerby (1878–1967) was an English painter and illustrator, known for her illustrations of classic children's stories such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and A Child's Garden of Verses, her postcards featuring children, nursery rhymes, and Shakespeare scenes, and children's books created with her sister Githa Sowerby. Sowerby was among the earliest women to illustrate Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, originally published in 1865. In 1907, the book entered the public domain in the United Kingdom, and that year at least eight new editions were published, with Sowerby's being the first of the new lot to appear.
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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