1939 Rare First Edition Book - Complete Works of Lewis Carroll including Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass, etc.
Author: CARROLL, Lewis. (John Tenniel, illustrator).
Title: THE COMPLETE WORKS OF LEWIS CARROLL. With an introduction by Alexander Woollcott and the illustrations by John Tenniel. (Including: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking Glass; Sylvie and Bruno; Sylvie and Bruno Concluded; The Hunting of The Snark; Puzzles From Wonderland; Phantasmagoria; Acrostics, Verse, Stories and A Miscellany).
Publisher: London: The Nonesuch Press, 1939. FIRST EDITION.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 8 " X 5 ".
Pages: xiv-1165 pages.
Binding: Handsomely bound in a fine full red morocco leather, with gilt-stamped 'Wonderland' characters to the spine, and 'White Rabbit' blocked in gilt to upper board, black and green leather title labels, top edge gilt (hinges fine). A fine copy in a wonderful binding! Under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, light foxing to half-title page and last page - as shown).
Illustrations: Profusely and beautifully illustrated by John Tenniel.
The book: Rare and attractive First complete edition. A beautifully bound copy of Carroll's complete works.
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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