Alice In Wonderland Through The Looking Glass and other Comic Pieces Contents: Introduction Alices Adventures In Wonderland Through The Looking-Glass Phantasmagoria A Sea Dirge Poeta Fit, Non Nascitur The Hunting Of The Snark An Agony in Eight Fits A Tangled Tale Appendix By Lewis Carroll Everyman's Library Edited by Ernest Rhys For Young People Stories and Ballads of Lewis Carroll With the Authors Illustrations And with an Introduction by Ernest Rhys. Most people, when thinking of Alice, will recall the images by Sir John Tenniel, the artist many consider to be the greatest of the illustrators of Alice. Tenniel was the first to be published, but the first to illustrate Alice was Lewis Carroll himself.
Carroll became friends with Lorina, Alice and Edith Liddell, the young daughters of the Dean of his college, Christ Church. One summer's day in 1862 he entertained them on a boat trip with a story of Alice's adventures in a magical world entered through a rabbit-hole. The ten-year-old Alice was so entranced that she begged him to write it down for her. It took him some time to write out the tale - in a tiny, neat hand - and once the text was complete, Carroll added 37 illustrations which give a charming impression of his own vision of Wonderland and it's inhabitants. The final 90-page manuscript was completed in September 1864, with the original title being Alice's Adventures Under Ground, bound in green morocco leather and given to Alice on the 26th November.
Urged by friends to publish the story, Carroll re-wrote and enlarged it, removing some of the private family references and adding two new chapters. His original manuscript contained many images of Alice but he was not convinced of his own artistic talent and so John Tenniel was commissioned to provide the illustrations, several of which were based on Carrolls original sketches in the manuscript.It is largely the fanciful genius of Lewis Carroll that makes Tenniel's pictures live. 14 Full Page Illustrations 23 In Text Illustrations Decorative Double Title Page Decorative Endpapers Front & Rear Publishers Original Leather?
Covers with Gilt Publishers Monogram to Front & Gilt Title and Gilt Decoration to Spine. Gilt Top Text Block Edge Published by J. Covers are clean, bright and in good condition for age.Some patches of pale age discolouration and various small marks. Fading and age discolouration to spine. A little bumping and shelf wear to corners with wear and scuffing to edges. Wear to spine sides with a small loss to front and a glue repaired split. Spine ends worn with tiny splits and small losses. Lifting/looseness of covering to boards. General rubbing with surface scratches, indentations and small scuffs. Gilding still bright, crisp and clear with a little rubbing in places. Pages are of a pale cream, (appear a little darker in photographs) good quality, thin paper, which are overall clean, crisp and in very good order for age. Pale age discolouration to margins and gutters, being darker to half title and endpapers, being darker still to text block edges. Patches of damp marking to endpapers. Foxing spots and age marks to several pages, predominately to gutters, margins, first and last few pages, endpapers and to text block edges but being more widespread to some pages. A small grease mark to six pages of the appendix. A few small corner folds. Short tear to a couple of margins.
Occasional split to a gutter. A little bumping to text block corners and wear to text block edges.Some scratches and slight dulling of gilt top text block edge. No ownership details, inscriptions, colouring, scribble or writing. Binding still sound except narrow gapping to an occasional text block gutter, cracking/gapping to endpaper gutters with some slackening of board hinges. Book is complete with no loose, detached or missing pages.
11cm x 17 cm - 335 Pages Variation of paper tone in the photographs is due to changing light conditions and camera angles as the pages are of a uniform colour. Please enlarge images to help assess condition and to better see the detail of the artwork and also view photographs at top of listing which include some not shown below.Overall, clean and in very good. Condition for a children's book of its age.
A very uncommon and attractive fine binding First Edition. A lovely volume, featuring Lewis Carroll's own original illustrations, which surely is a "must have" for any collectors of Alice. I have given a critical opinion/assessment of this item with any faults which I personally expect to be mentioned, so that it should be as similar to expectations as is possible. Ive provided an ample quantity of clear images, that are also enlargeable, to demonstrate the overall condition as well.I add only 25p for new materials used paper/labels/packing tape etc. Choice of 1st or 2nd Class is available. In addition to marking your item as dispatched, I also message you with relevant details. I will combine P&P charges to reduce.
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