1950 Rare Bayntun Binding - 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: London, William Heinemann, 1950.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: 161 pages.
Binding: Attractive and Fine binding, finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full red morocco, the spine and the covers hand-tooled in gilt, large gilt white rabbit on the front cover, all edges gilt, under a protective removable mylar cover. A very beautiful binding!
Content: Fine 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.
Estimate: (USD 1300 - USD 1500)
The book: Scarce in such a wonderful Bayntun Binding! Beautiful 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 colour-separated printing – it featured the accurate reproduction of colour 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 word play, 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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