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RARE 1916 ALICE IN WONDERLAND Alice's COLOR Adventures Fairy Tales Book ANTIQUE
RARE-1916-ALICE-IN-WONDERLAND-Alices-COLOR-Adventures-Fairy-Tales-Book-ANTIQUE
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This book is in VERY GOOD CONDITION! for its age and especially to be 98 YEARS OLD!!! ALL PAGES ARE

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Seller notes: This book is in VERY GOOD CONDITION! for its age and especially to be 98 YEARS OLD!!! ALL PAGES ARE PRESENT!!! and tightly bound. It is very CLEAN, NEAT, TIGHT AND BRIGHT! There are NO names or gift inscriptions on the endpapers! The cosmetic exterior cover showcases a gorgeous pastedown with lovely gilt titles. A small blemish appears and mild wear is apparent on the original cloth covers and boards. It measures 6 3/4" x 9 1/4" and is complete with 242 pages. It is being offered with NO RESERVE! If you appreciate a classic story, accompanied by BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS in color and black and white, this is one to add to your "Alice" Collections! It won't last long ~ Get your bid in NOW! ~No RESERVE ~ !
Binding:

Hardcover

Origin:

American

Subject:

Children's

Country/Region of Manufacture:

United States

Topic:

Fairy Tales & Fantasy

Year Printed:

1916

Special Attributes:

BLACK AND WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS, 12 COLORED ILLUSTRATIONS, ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND AND, THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS, MILO WINTER ART, Illustrated

ALICE'S ADVENTURES

IN

WONDERLAND

AND

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

1916 FIRST EDITION *    LEWIS CARROLL *     MILO WINTER, ILLUSTRATOR *     RAND MCNALLY & COMPANY

TWO BOOKS COMBINED IN ONE VOLUME!

This adorable and inviting 1916 FIRST EDITION of "ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGHT THE " by Lewis Carroll, as illustrated by MILO WINTER, offers

12 COLOR PLATES!!! by this celebrated artist!  Please Note: Later editions cut the number of color plates to only eight.

This book is a work of children's literature by the English mathematician and author, Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, written under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.

It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit-hole into a fantasy realm populated by talking playing cards and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale is fraught with satirical allusions to Dodgson's friends and to the lessons that British schoolchildren were expected to memorize. The Wonderland described in the tale plays with logic in ways that have made the story of lasting popularity with adults as well as children. A girl named Alice is bored while on a picnic with her older sister. She finds interest in a passing white rabbit, dressed in a waistcoat and muttering "Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!" She follows it down a rabbit-hole where she finds herself floating down into a dream underworld. As she attempts to follow the rabbit, she has several adventures. She grows to gigantic size and shrinks to a fraction of her original height; meets a group of small animals stranded in a sea of her own previously shed tears; gets trapped in the rabbit's house when she enlarges herself again; meets a baby which changes into a pig, and a cat which disappears leaving only his smile behind; goes to a never-ending tea party; goes to the shore and meets a Gryphon and a Mock Turtle; and attends the trial of the Knave of Hearts, who has been accused of stealing tarts. Eventually, Alice wakes up back with her sister. As an added bonus, this edition includes "Through the Looking-Glass" too! 

 In Through the Looking-Glass, Alice is a child not yet eight years old. She has been raised in a wealthy Victorian household and is interested in good manners, which she demonstrates with her pet, Kitty. Alice treats others with kindness and courtesy, as evidenced in her various interactions with the Looking-Glass creatures. She has an extremely active imagination but seeks order in the world around her. Alice fights to understand the fantastic dream world that has sprung from her own imagination, trying her best to order her life experiences and connect them to the unusual situations she encounters in Looking-Glass World. Alice’s maturation transforms into a game of chess, in which her growth into womanhood becomes a quest to become a queen.

Alice feels lonely, which motivates her to seek out company that she can sympathize and identify with. She creates a structured imaginary world that she can control, and creates Looking-Glass World in order to connect with other individuals and seek out company that she feels comfortable with. She desires a family and in the beginning of the book uses her pets as a substitute family in the “real” world. Alice knows that these are not genuine relationships, as seen when she breaks off conversation with her cats to have an aside to herself. Alice creates Looking-Glass World and desires to become a queen because she craves a sense of control over her surroundings. She relates to the residents of Looking-Glass World in the same way that she relates to her pets, taking on the manner of a good-natured mother figure who behaves with solicitude and deference despite her authority. Alice has occasional bouts of sadness and loneliness throughout her travels, when she acknowledges to herself that the characters that populate Looking-Glass World are not real and cannot show her true compassion or provide her with real companionship.

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CONDITION OF BOOK:

This book is in VERY GOOD CONDITION! for its age and especially to be 98 YEARS OLD!!! ALL PAGES ARE PRESENT!!! and tightly bound. It is very CLEAN, NEAT, TIGHT AND BRIGHT! There are NO names or gift inscriptions on the endpapers! The cosmetic exterior cover showcases a gorgeous pastedown with lovely gilt titles. A small blemish appears and mild wear is apparent on the original cloth covers and boards.  It measures 6 3/4" x 9 1/4" and is complete with 242 pages.  It is being offered with NO RESERVE! If you appreciate a classic story, accompanied by BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS in color and black and white, this is one to add to your "Alice" Collections!  It won't last long ~ Get your bid in NOW!

 

NO RESERVE !!!!!

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 This CLASSIC is what ordinary Americans were reading as entertainment at the time of the Civil War. It provided temporary escape and relief from the ravages of the War. The Author: Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, was a mathematician and a logician who lectured at Oxford for some 26 years. He was also an accomplished photographer and a Church Deacon. Dodgson's pen name was Lewis Carroll. Dodgson first told the story during a 2½ hour rowing trip with friends on July 4th, 1862. He created the story on the spur of the moment to entertain the three young daughters of the Dean of Christ Church at Oxford, (Alice, Lorina, and Edith Liddell). 10 year old Alice later pleaded with Carroll to commit the story to paper. He completed it the following February. This first manuscript, called "Alice's Adventures Underground" is thought to have probably been destroyed in 1864 when, on November 26th 1864, Dodgson presented Alice Liddell with a more elaborate hand-printed second version which included 37 of his own illustrations as a Christmas present. Reverend Dodgson later showed the tale to his friend George Macdonald, who urged him to publish it. He then revised and expanded the tale to almost twice its length. This third version was published by Macmillan and Co. in London, on July 4th, 1865. Sir John Tenniel was the artist who agreed to illustrate the revised and expanded text which was now called Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Tenniel's black and white illustrations were made for the reproductive process known as wood-engraving.  For more history about this book, check out this site:

http://the-office.com/bedtime-story/alice-background.htm

 

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