T his sale is for an original 1916 FIRST EDITION , THUS. " ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND " by Lewis Carroll. YOU'LL LOVE THIS BOOK!!! It is filled with 48 COLOUR PLATES!!
By the celebrated "Alice in Wonderland" artist. T his 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!
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. Published in 1916, this book is in GOOD CONDITION for its age and especially to be 103 YEARS OLD!!! And firmly bound with NO TEARS!!!
ALL 48 COLOR PLATES ARE PRESENT!! It measures 6 1/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 332 pages. GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!! Margaret Tarrant was a prolific English illustrator that created posters, greeting cards, calendars, postcards and books for fifty years.
She was most popular during the 1920's and 1930's for her romantic depiction of children, fairies and animals. Tarrant was born in Battersea, a suburb of south London in 1888. She was the only child of Percy Tarrant, a landscape painter, and his wife, Sarah Wyatt. Percy was a successful illustrator of magazines as well as books and greeting cards. His work was very influential in her life and he her encouraged her to take up illustration.
As a child, Tarrant would set up an "Exhibition Tent" with sheets, pin up her art work and invite her parents inside for viewing. Her first training was in the Art Department of Clapham High School, where she won several awards for drawing, then moving on to Clapham School of Art. Tarrant began to work for publishers of Christmas cards at the age of eighteen and became a book illustrator at the age of twenty with the publication of Kingsley's The Water Babies in 1908. The next year, she produced a series of paintings for postcards, published by C.
She worked for many publishers, working almost exclusively with the Medici Society in her later years. For them, she collaborated with Marion St. John Webb on a popular series of Flower Fairy books in the 1920's. After she had already been established as in illustrator, in 1918, 1921 and 1923, she studied at Heatherley's School of Art, in London, and in 1935 at Guildford School of Art, where she met fellow artist Molly Brett. Those of you familiar with our auctions may wonder what we're doing including "ALICE IN WONDERLAND" in our auctions?Well, the original manuscript for this classic bedtime story was written right in the middle of the Civil War, in 1862. This is what ordinary Americans were reading as entertainment at the time. It provided temporary escape and relief from the ravages of the War. 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. Please see our other books too!
The item "ALICE IN WONDERLAND Antique FIRST EDITION Alice's RARE Adventures LEWIS CARROLL" is in sale since Thursday, April 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "rebel_soldier" and is located in Cameron, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.