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Carroll, Lewis [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson]
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
MacMillan and Co, London, 1897. Finely bound example of Carroll's classic work. Octavo, 2 volumes, bound by Bayntun in full crushed red morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt turn-ins, original cloth covers and spines bound in. Illustrated by John Tenniel, text illustrated. A very nice set. Alice's Adventures were "born on a golden afternoon" in July 1862, when the Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (better known as Lewis Carroll) took the three small daughters of Dean Liddell of Christ Church on a boating trip up the Isis. Carroll delighted the three children by relating Alice's adventures, and eventually promised his favorite among the three, Alice Liddell, to write the story down for her. Through the Looking-Glass can be seen as a mirror image of the Alice's Adventures. For example, the latter begins outdoors in the warmth of May 4 and uses the imagery of playing cards, while the former begins indoors on a snowy, cold November 4 and uses the imagery of chess. "The two Alice books completed the reinstatement of the imagination, so long disapproved of by the opponents of fairy stories, to its proper place. ¬ĎAlice is, in a word, a book of that extremely rare kind which will belong to all the generations to come until the language becomes obsolete¬í" (Carpenter & Prichard, 102). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
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