1924 Miniature Edition Book set bound by Zaehnsdorf - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [with] Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.
Author: Lewis Carroll. John Tenniel, illustrator.
Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [with] Through the Looking Glass, And What Alice Found There.
Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co. Limited, 1928 (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) and 1924 (Through the Looking Glass, And What Alice Found There). The "Miniature Edition" first printed in 1907 as stated. Complete set of 2 volumes.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 6" X 4.5".
Pages: 200, III-228 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine binding by Zaehnsdorf in sumptuous full scarlet morocco leather with 5 raised bands, gilt titles to spine and decoration to compartments, and gilt vignette roundels to boards featuring Alice and the Cheshire Cat, and The Red and White Queens respectively (hinges fine, spine very slightly sunned - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Near fine content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown, beautiful armorial bookplate of Donald Alfred Ramsden by Gerald Cobb to both first endpaper - as shown)
Illustrations: Complete with 42 and 50 wonderful illustrations by John Tenniel including frontispieces with tissue guards
Estimate : (USD 1750 - USD 2000)
The book: A rare 1924-1928 miniature edition set of Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass, And What Alice Found There," bound by the renowned bookbinder Zaehnsdorf. This exquisite set, featuring the iconic illustrations of John Tenniel, is a collector's delight, beautifully bound in scarlet morocco leather with intricate gilt decorations. The detailed craftsmanship of the binding, combined with Tenniel's timeless illustrations, make this set a unique and valuable addition to any collection.
The author: Lewis Carroll, the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898), was an English writer famous for his works "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass." His stories are celebrated for their imaginative narrative, playful language, and the whimsical world he created. Carroll's works have remained popular for their timeless charm and appeal to both children and adults.
The illustrator: John Tenniel (1820–1914) was an English illustrator and political cartoonist, best known for his work in Lewis Carroll's "Alice" books. His distinctive style, characterized by clear, precise lines and imaginative compositions, has made his illustrations for the "Alice" series some of the most famous and recognizable in children's literature. Tenniel's contributions to these books have played a significant role in shaping the visual standard for Carroll's beloved characters and settings.
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