2016 Scarce Signed Limited First Edition - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Charles van Sandwyk.
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Author: Lewis Carroll. Charles van Sandwyk, illustrator.
Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Illustrations by Charles van Sandwyk.
Publisher: London, The Folio Society, 2016. First Edition. First Deluxe Edition Limited to 1000 copies. With an original copperplate etching signed and numbered by Charles van Sandwyk. This copy is #416/1000.
Language: Text in English.
Size: Large Box: 14" X 11". Book: 13" X 10".
Pages: 160 pages.
Binding: Attractive and As New original exquisite three-quarter vellum binding blocked in 24-carat gold with vellum tips, paper sides blocked in four foils with a confection of images from the book, centered on the dapper White Rabbit sporting a spangled red waistcoat beneath his gold topcoat (hinges fine) under the original glassine wrapper in the original "as new" solander case.
Content: As new content (bright, tight and clean, with an original copperplate etching signed and numbered by Charles van Sandwyk - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the wonderful illustrations by Charles van Sandwyk.
Estimate: (Scarce, one of the most sought-after Folio Limited Editions).
The book: A wonderful deluxe limited edition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland for The Folio Society, released to mark the 150th anniversary of the first publication! Printed on Ambassador Cream Twin-wire laid by Smith Settle, Yeadon, West Yorkshire. The Limited Edition Etchings have been hand-printed under the artist’s supervision by New Leaf Editions, Vancouver, Canada. The Book has been hand-bound in vellum blocked in 22-carat gold, with vellum tips and Freelife Merida sides, by Smith Settle.
Limited Edition to just 1000 copies, signed and numbered by the famed Canadian artist on the etching, and thirty copies numbered in Roman numerals, which are hors commerce.
The illustrator: Charles van Sandwyk is a Canadian artist and author known for his whimsical illustrations and intricate, hand-crafted books. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1966, he moved to Vancouver, Canada at a young age. Influenced by the classic illustrators of the early 20th century, van Sandwyk's works evoke a sense of nostalgia and enchantment, often featuring animals, fairies, and other fantastical subjects. Over the years, he has gained significant acclaim for his artistry, with his works being collected and admired internationally. Apart from his own titles, van Sandwyk has also illustrated editions for well-known authors, notably for the Folio Society. He splits his time between British Columbia and a remote Fijian island, where the tranquillity of his surroundings deeply influences his art.
The author: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English author, poet, mathematician and photographer. His most notable works are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass (1871). He was noted for his facility with word play, logic, and fantasy. His poems Jabberwocky (1871) and The Hunting of the Snark (1876) are classified in the genre of literary nonsense.
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