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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by  Lewis Carroll - First Edition Thus. First Printing - (1911) - from Round Table Books, LLC and Biblio.co.uk

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Carroll, Lewis

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


New York: Barse & Hopkins. Good with no dust jacket. (1911). First Edition Thus. First Printing. Hard Cover. Publisher's full yellow cloth, red lettering on spine and cover, red borders on cover, color paste-on to cover. Illustrated with six full-page color plates by Hugo von Hofsten (after John Tenniel). Hugo Olof Von Hofsten (1865-1947). Born in Sweden on June 20, 1865. Von Hofsten studied at the Royal Academy in Stockholm. He lived and worked in Winnetka, Illinois before moving to southern California about 1927. He died in Pasadena on Oct. 19, 1947. A successful illustrator in America, Hugo von Hofsten was born to an aristocratic family in Karlskoga, Varmland, Sweden. He trained at the Royal Academy in Stockholm, and then immigrated to New York City in 1885 where he worked as an illustrator on The Graphic. He moved to Chicago in 1893 to do illustrations for The Evening Post, The Journal, and The Tribune. He soon became the head of the illustration department at the Helald Tribune. Hugo Olof Von Hofsten was born in Vermland, Sweden, June 20, 1865. His father was a manufacturer in Karlskoga. He came from a Swedish family elevated to the nobility in 1726 and prominent in Swedish commerce, industries, and literature. In Sweden, he studied in Stockholm at the Royal Academy under M.E. Wingé, Olof Arborelius and Hugo Palm. He emigrated to the United States at the age of 20 in 1885. He began life in America as an illustrator in New York, working on the New York Graphic as well as other periodicals. He settled in Chicago, IL, in 1893, working t also as an illustrator on local daily and Sunday newspapers. He also created drawings and paintings, concentrating on landscapes, which he exhibited locally. He was the official artist for the Cook County Forest Preserve and the President of the Forestry Painters Club in Chicago. When the Swedish-American Art Association was established in 1905, Von Hofsten was chosen as treasurer. An exhibit comprised of members of this group was held that same year which included works by Von Hofsten. He exhibited watercolor paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago four times between 1903 and 1917. He was awarded the first watercolor prize by Swedish American Artists in 1919. . Covers and some pages moderately soiled, brief gift inscription on ffep, otherwise very good; unmarked, tight and square. GOOD. . The Pleasant Hour Series Series. Color Plates. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 48, (10-adverts) pp .

Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, tell the story of a young girl in a fantasy world filled with peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The classic tale of literary nonsense takes the reader on an exploration of logic and absurdities. The Alice books — sometimes combined or referred to with the abbreviated title Alice in Wonderland — have been translated into at least 97 languages with over a hundred different editions. The books have also been adapted numerous times into films (both live action and cartoon), plays, and musicals. Read more: Identifying first editions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland




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