Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-glass and What Alice Found There

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9780394869360: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-glass and What Alice Found There

A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.

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That Alice. When she's not traipsing after a rabbit into Wonderland, she's gallivanting off into the topsy-turvy world behind the drawing-room looking glass. In Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll's masterful and zany sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, she makes more eccentric acquaintances, including Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the White Queen, and a somewhat grumpy Humpty Dumpty. Through a giant and elaborate chess game, Alice explores this odd country, where one must eat dry biscuits to quench thirst, and run like the wind to stay in one place. As in life, Alice must stay on her toes to learn the rules of this game. Through the Looking Glass immediately took its rightful place beside its partner on the shelf of eternal classics. And luckily for generations of enraptured children, Carroll was again able to persuade John Tenniel to create the fantastic woodblock engravings that have become so indelibly associated with the Alice stories. For almost 130 years, Alice's curious adventures have amused, perplexed, and delighted readers, young and old. This gorgeous, deluxe boxed set of both volumes contains engravings from Tenniel's original woodblocks that were discovered in a London bank in 1985, and reproduced for the first time here. "'What is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures?'" What indeed? (All ages)

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Book Description Random House Childrens Books, New York, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Tenniel, John: 92 orig. b-w line-drawn illustrations & frontispiece (illustrator). Facsimile Edition. SUPERB: META-CLASSIC: TREASURE: AS-NEW Facsimile Edition (printing unstated, but almost certainly the first, 1984), presented in two volumes, of the orig. "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (1866) & the orig. "Through the Looking-glass and What Alice Found There" (1872) * Excellent gloss-laminated slipcase w/ excellent edges & corners & showing only the slightest negligible signs of wear * Boxed w/ the collector-coveted, highly informative pamphlet by Michael Hancher (Professor of English, University of Minnesota) "On the Writing, Illustration & Publication of Lewis Carroll's Alice Books" * Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: 5.08" x 7.42" x 0.68", 0.34 kg, xii+192 (204) pp. w/ all 42 orig. John Tenniel b-w line-drawn illustrations & frontispiece, handsome library-durable crimson linen-over-boards cover, triple-ruled gilt-borders on front & back panels w a superb 1.25" diameter gilt-medallion image of Alice cradling a piglet stamped at the center of the front panel & w/ a superb 1.25" diameter gilt-medallion Cheshire Cat stamped at the center of the back panel, titles gilt-stamped on spine w/ all three impeccable smooth-cut text-block edges richly gilded in gold, handsome charcoal-black end-papers, superb new sewn binding w/ tight signatures, exceptionally handsome pristine interior superbly reproducing w/ exact fidelity on excellent silk-finish cream-ivory paper the text & illustrations & formatting & layout of the orig. 1866 edition * Through the Looking-glass and What Alice Found There: 5.08" x 7.42" x 0.75", 0.38 kg, xii+224+iv (240) pp. w/ all 50 orig. b-w line-drawn illustrations & frontispiece by John Tenniel, handsome library-durable crimson linen-over-boards cover w/ triple-ruled gilt-borders on front & back panels & w/ a superb 1.25" diameter gilt-medallion Red Queen stamped on the center of the front panel & a superb 1.25" diameter gilt-medallion White Queen stamped on the center of the back panel, titles gilt-stamped on spine w/ all three impeccable smooth-cut text-block edges richly gilded in gold, handsome charcoal-black end-papers, excellent new sewn binding w/ tight signatures, exceptionally handsome pristine interior superbly reproducing w/ exact fidelity on excellent silk-finish cream-ivory paper the text & illustrations & formatting & layout of the orig. 1872 edition * Thus complete, as above described: 5.12" x 7.56" x 1.68", 0.84 kg, 444 pp. * These handsomely packaged, lovingly produced editions faithfully respect & physically hold forth the same exquisite mystical-whimsical-verity-magic with which the first editions of these Lewis Carroll classics are so richly imbued. They are here reproduced and bound EXACTLY as they appeared when first published (1866, 1872) by Macmillan and Co., London, England, containing the author-approved text and typeface and all the original illustrations by John Tenniel. * SHIPPING: Mnemosyne ships this exquisite set (carefully wrapped & securely packaged in a multiply-walled custom-cut & fitted carton) within the United States w/ shipment tracking via USPS PRIORITY MAIL at no additional charge. Mnemosyne ships all international orders w/ similar care via Insured USPS FIRST CLASS INTERNATIONAL AIRMAIL at our posted rates. Bookseller Inventory # 007988

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