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Russian Alices. Illustrated Editions of Alice - CARROLL]. Ella PARRY-DAVIES (for - 2016. [1279172]
2016 - Small folio. Publisher's fine quarter red morocco-backed pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers (different at front and rear) designed by Gennady Kalinovsky and Vladimir Erko, together with a separate folder fashioned from patterned card, with an illustration of Alice to upper cover, containing 4 individual aquatint engravings from editions of Alice by different artists, each numbered and signed in pencil, both items contained within a handsome black cloth fall-down-back box with onlaid patterned papers and a different image of Alice to upper board; pp. [viii], 9-171 + [v]; profusely illustrated, largely in colour, featuring artwork by a total of 80 different Russian artists printed as half-page, full-page, and double-page plates; fine and new. First, and 'Special' edition, being one of only 48 numbered copies bound in the superior leather binding and slipcase, with the additional suite of 4 signed engravings. This is a complete and unexpurgated version of the text of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland enlivened by an impressive display of Russian illustration and is the very first exploration of the various Russian and Ukrainian illustrated editions of the book. It is set in Galliard type by Charles Hall, printed on Stow White paper, and bound by Ludlow Bookbinders. The book benefits from a valuable checklist at the rear, compiled by Olia Harris, listing 53 Russian illustrators who have interpreted Carroll's Alice in its entirety (most of whom are represented in the book) and 45 additional artists who have produced paintings or illustrations inspired by the works but, as far as can be established, have not completed a book. There is also a Standard edition of this book, limited to 160 numbered copies (see below). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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