Welcome to BOOKCOOK's fine and rare bookstore. Please take a moment to browse around and enjoy the book featured here that was specially selected for you. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND By Lewis Carroll With Forty-Two Illustrations by John Tenniel Copyrighted 1897 Chicago: Donohue, Henneberry & Co.Just when you thought you gave up hope of every finding this Alice in Wonderland edition, along comes this incredibly scarce find. This one is by Donohue, Henneberry & Co. And offers a gorgeous pictorial front cover showing a lovely little girl, complete with red bonnet, and gigantic butterfly she is trying to tame to her finger.
There is another butterfly as well, and fountain in the background. And true to Donohue form, the back cover is illustrated as well, showing two children with a pet monkey. Imagine you are a small child and it is Christmastime or maybe your birthday. You could only wish for such an amazing board book as this. While there were many editions of Alice in Wonderland, the most collectible were those for children as the publisher spared no expense for the lavishly illustrated covers.
These books were typically presented as gifts for the well to do young ones and fit perfectly into their Victorian homes. Those less fortunate, alas, could never imagine receiving such an extravagant gift. This book is super scarce, I've not seen another like it and this may be the only survivor of a very limited edition. A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale.
The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill. The Mock Turtle's Story. For those of you wishing to learn more about the most famous children's book of all time, I have included the following information. What is Alice in Wonderland?Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a children's novel. The title is usually shortened to Alice in Wonderland. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson wrote the book.
He wrote it using the pen name Lewis Carroll. John Tenniel drew the 42 pictures in the book. The book was published by Macmillan Publishers in London. It was released on 26 November 1865.It has been adapted to numerous movies. The story starts with Alice sitting with her sister beside a lake.
Suddenly, a white rabbit runs by. She finds his rabbit hole. She falls through the hole. She meets many characters underground and has some amazing adventures.
She grows larger or smaller by eating different things like cakes and mushrooms. At the end, she enters a lovely garden. The Knave of Hearts is charged with stealing some tarts. Alice thinks the trial is ridiculous.There is a great commotion. She is back where she started, sitting with her sister beside the lake. The story was told on a summer outing to three little girls. One of them was named Alice Liddell. Alice asked Dodgson to write the story down.
The story was first called Alice's Adventures Under Ground. When Dodgson prepared the Alice story for publication, he added more events, such as the Mad Hatters's Tea Party, new characters, such as the Cheshire Cat, and changed the title to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The story was so popular that Dodgson, (under the pen name Lewis Carroll), wrote a sequel called Through the Looking-Glass. The Alice stories, often known as Alice in Wonderland, are popular in music, movies and plays. Who was the Real Alice?Alice Pleasance Liddell (18521934) was the middle daughter of Henry George Liddell, Dean of Christ Church at Oxford. Alice, along with her sisters Edith and Lorina, first met Lewis Carroll on April 25, 1856, as he and a friend were setting up to photograph Christ Church Cathedral from the garden of the Deans residence. Over the next few years, Carroll would become a close friend of the Liddell family. Alice and her sisters were frequent models for Carrolls photography, and he often took the children on outings. On July 4th, 1862, Carroll and the Rev. Robinson Duckworth took the girls boating up the Isis. Alice later recalled that as the company took tea on a shaded bank, she implored Carroll to tell us a story. According to Carroll, in a desperate attempt and without the least idea what was to happen afterwards, he sent his heroine straight down a rabbit-hole. Upon Alices urging, Carroll began writing down his tale. On November 26, 1864, he presented her with an elaborate hand-illustrated manuscript, titled Alices Adventures Under Ground.
When Alices Adventures in Wonderland was published a year later, Alice Liddell became immortalized as the inspiration for Carrolls much-loved literary character. But unlike the fictional Alice, Alice Liddell grew up. By the time Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There was published, she was almost 20 years old, and Carrolls close friendship with the Liddell family had weakened. His sequel can be seen as a fond farewell to Alice as she enters adulthood. In 1880, Alice married amateur cricket player Reginald Hargreaves.She lived the cultured life of a country lady in Lyndhurst, England. She had three sons, two of whom were killed in World War I. Alice traveled to the United States in 1932 to receive an honorary doctorate from Columbia University in celebration of the centennial anniversary of Carrolls birth.
She died two years later. Following are photographs including the real Alice, the three friends, and Dodgson (these images are not included in the book offered here, but thought you may enjoy them). The following photos were taken from the book as shown below. A perfect addition for the serious collector or dealer that should not be missed. More about this book: It has hardbound covers and measures approx.
10" x 8" with 82 pages. We take the utmost care in careful packaging so your item will arrive safe and sound. Thank you for shopping at our store and have a look around at our other great books being offered. The item "1897 ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND Donohue Henneberry TENNIEL Very Rare" is in sale since Saturday, June 19, 2021.This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "bookcook" and is located in South Salem, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.