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Carroll, Lewis; McManus, Blanche
The Platt & Peck Co, New York, 1915. Rare unused copy of this interactive edition of the Victorian fantasy classic, "told for young readers with pictures to color with paint or crayons." This issue uses the images from Blanche McManus's 1899 illustrated edition to create an activity book for children, in which they can color the panels that correspond with the story. Many iconic scenes are present: Alice gazing at the "Drink Me" bottle, her talks with the hookah-smoking caterpillar and the cagey Cheshire cat, and scenes from THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS as well. Interestingly, the cover illustrations echo the Alice of Tenniel's original drawings, with long, straight, light hair, whereas the McManus illustrations within depict Alice with short, curly, dark hair: two Alices in one book. Quite scarce, with OCLC recording only 2 institutional holdings. 9.25'' x 7''. Original side-stapled color pictorial wrappers. Illustrated by McManus with 15 full-page black-and-white images and one vignette on the copyright page. Uncolored. [32] pages. Some light expert restoration to spine, corners, and margins of some leaves. Uniform offsetting to leaves facing wrappers, else overall clean and bright. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Type Punch Matrix [Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A.]

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