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ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.

by Carroll, Lewis

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London: Macmillan, 1866. First British edition after the suppressed edition. Hard Cover. Small octavo 192 pgs. With 42 illusts by John Tenniel. Contemporary full red moracco binding. Covers lightly gilt decorated (double gold lines along four edges). Three edges gilt. Back strip with five raised bands and gold decorations. Marbled end papers. Book is in a dark red cloth covered slip case which was made for the book and which is in fine condition. Fine condition except for some light rubbing of outer hinges which is difficult to see. This is a very nice copy.

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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