Alice in Wonderland by Carroll 1925

Alice in Wonderland by Carroll 1925.

PRESENTING A VERY RARE EARLY EDITION hardback copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll with 89 Illustrations by John Tenniel and 4 Color Plates by Edwin John Prittie, published by The John C. Winston Company, Chicago, Philadelphia and Toronto , Copyright 1923 but probably printed in 1925. The Book is silent on the exact date.

This RARE book is in good condition….some very minor fraying to the cover and spine edges, some discoloration to the blue cloth cover, but otherwise very good for it’s age. The illustrations are PERFECT!

The ‘CRAZY’ thing about this book is that it is not more valuable as a Book than (in my opinion) it should be. The 4 Color Plates nicely framed and matted as first edition prints would each have a value well in excess of the actual book….BUT….we are not that kind of Dealer!!

We have seen other early copies of this Book but they did not have the Color Plates….we are of the opinion that this is a VERY EARLY printed of the color illustrated edition.

This book was part of an extensive private Dallas collection.

The Book has a sticker on the inside of the first cover page for: ” Sanger Bros. Inc., Dallas – Waco – Forth Worth” with the original retail code and price of $1.00 and 87 Cents.

This is a EXTREMELY RARE Early Edition of the Color Illustrated Edition of this book!!

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson over the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.[1] It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children.[2] It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre.[2][3] Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential[3] in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre.

The manuscript was illustrated by Dodgson himself who added 37 illustrations—printed in a facsimile edition in 1887.[9] John Tenniel provided 42 wood engraved illustrations for the published version of the book. The first print run was destroyed (or sold to America[33]) at Carroll’s request because he was dissatisfied with the quality. The book was reprinted and published in 1866.[9]

John Tenniel‘s illustrations of Alice do not portray the real Alice Liddell, who had dark hair and a short fringe.

Alice has provided a challenge for other illustrators, including those of 1907 by Charles Pears and the full series of colour plates and line-drawings by Harry Rountree published in the (inter-War) Children’s Press (Glasgow) edition. Other significant illustrators include: Arthur Rackham (1907), Willy Pogany (1929), Mervyn Peake (1946), Ralph Steadman (1967), Salvador Dalí (1969), Graham Overden (1969), Max Ernst (1970), Peter Blake (1970), Tove Jansson (1977), Anthony Browne (1988), Helen Oxenbury(1999) and Lisbeth Zwerger (1999).


Alice in Wonderland by Carroll 1925.

Provenance: Part of a Private Dallas Collection.

Dimensions: 7.75″ x 5.5″

Condition: Very Good ORIGINAL CONDITION. No dust jacket.

Price Now: $160

Alice in Wonderland by Carroll 1923

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