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Lewis Carroll ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND 1898 Chromolitho Plates Illustrations John Tenniel Charles Lutwidge Dodgson Rabbit Hole Anthropomorphic Creatures Animals Logic Literary Nonsense Genre Literature Fantasy Children

Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Author: Lewis Carroll - Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, 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 word play, logic and fantasy. There are societies in many parts of the world dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of Carroll's works and the investigation of his life.
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Company
City: Boston
Year: 1898
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 208 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in pictorial cloth covers in tones of tan, red and black. The story is enhanced with illustrations by John Tenniel throughout the text, with some full-page chromolitho plates.

Sir John Tenniel (28 February 1820 – 25 February 1914)was an English illustrator, graphic humorist, and political cartoonist prominent in the second half of the 19th century. He was knighted for his artistic achievements in 1893. Tenniel is remembered especially as the principal political cartoonist for Punch magazine for over 50 years, and for his illustrations to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871).

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre. Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well, with some typical indications of age and wear, including shelfwear and soiling to the covers. The front hinge is weak, and the text block slightly cracked. One of the chromolitho plates is detached. Text and illustrations remain clear and vibrant through mild/moderate age toning/foxing. There are moisture markings at the foot of the text block; these do not impact the text or illustrations.

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Estimate $70 - $200May 19