1931 Leather Binding ALICE AVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll , Tenniel

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  • Sold Date: Jul 30, 2015
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Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

By Lewis Carroll

With 42 Illustrations By
John Tenniel
Published By MacMillan And Co., Limited
London ( England )


Printed in Great Britain
Flexible Hardcover.
Blue Leather, With Gilt Lettering and Decoration.
All Page Edges Gilt.
Decorated Endpapers.
Original Attached Silk Bookmark.
Dentelle Binding Decoration.
[ dentelle is a gilt decorative pattern tooled onto inside edge of the covers ]
4" x 6"
(12) + 201 Pages.

84 Years Old

An attractive, decorated edition of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1832-1898).
With 42 Illustrations by the original illustrator , John Tenniel (1820-1914)
"'Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat 'we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.' 'How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice. 'You must be,' said the Cat, 'or you wouldn't have come here'."
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland , originally published in 1865 as " Alice's Adventures Under Ground ."
The story centers on the seven-year-old Alice, who falls asleep in a meadow, and dreams that she plunges down a rabbit hole. She finds herself first too large and then too small. She meets such strange characters as Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, and the King and Queen of Hearts,

** Very Good Condition **

A little binding wear, at the edges.
The covers remain very well attached, with no splitting in the leather.
[ see the photos ]
The Hinges are Tight.
No writing.
No markings.
The Pages are Clean and in Excellent Condition.
The original attached Silk Bookmark is Present.

Carefully packed for shipment to the buyer .
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Biographical Information:

Biographical Information:
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) [ pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson ]
English logician, mathematician, and novelist, best-known for his classic fantasy novels ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (1865) and its sequel THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE (1871). Carroll used the surrealistic settings of his fantasy world to question the commonly accepted ways of thinking. Unlike other children's books of the time, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland did not try to teach a moral message. Carroll also wrote poetry which have remained open to all explanations of meaning.
"I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, sir," said Alice, "because I'm not myself, you see."
"I don't see," said the Caterpillar.
"I'm afraid I can't put it more clearly," Alice replied very politely, "for I can't understand it myself top begin with; and being so many different sizes in a day is very confusing."
"It isn't," said the Caterpillar.
(from Alice in Wonderland )
Lewis Carroll was born at Daresbury in Chesire into a wealthy family. He attended a Yorkshire grammar school and Rugby. At Christ Church, Oxford, he studied mathematics and worked from 1855 to 1881 as a lecturer (tutor). Carroll's career in education was troubled by a bad stammer. He lectured and taught with difficulty and he also preached only occasionally after his ordination in 1861. According to stories, Carroll was shy and he even hid his hands continually within a pair of gray-and-black gloves.
In spite of his stammer, Carroll spoke easily with children, whom he often photographed.
During one picnic - on July 4, 1862 - Carroll started to tell a long story to Alice Liddell (died in 193...

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