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Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Looking Glass 1923/25 ill
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"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass", by Lewis Carroll, Complete in one volume, with complete 92 original illustrations by John Tenniel and four color plates by Edwin John Prittie, published by John Winston, Chicago and Philadelphia, copyright 1923 and 1925.

"When Dodgson was in London, he met a little girl, Alice Raikes. He invited her indoors, put an orange in her right hand and asked her in which hand she was holding it. Then, he put her in front of a mirror, and asked which hand the child in the mirror was holding the orange in. Alice told him that it was in her left hand. When he asked her for an explanation, she answered: "Supposing I was on the other side of the glass, wouldn't the orange still be in my right hand?" He was delighted with her answer and decided that his new book would be about the world on the other side of the looking glass. [Graham, "Lewis Carroll and the writing of Through the Looking Glass"]

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), (pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), was an English writer and mathematician, logician, Anglican clergyman and photographer. He is best known for his enduring classics "Alice in Wonderland" (1865) and "Through the Looking Glass" (1875). Though ostensibly children's books, they appeal to all ages.

Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914) was an English illustrator. He drew many topical cartoons and caricatures for Punch in the late 19th century, but is best remembered today for his illustrations for Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass."

Edwin John Prittie (1879-1963), American illustrator of children's books and classics for the John C. Winston publishing company of Philadelphia between the years 1906 and 1932. He was also the exclusive cover artist for Comfort Magazine of Augusta Maine throughout the 1930s. During his tenure with Winston, the artist illustrated text and reference books, 14 major works and classics, and numerous youth series. His credits include Edward Ellis' boys' adventures, the Twighlight Animal Series (i.e. Geo. Walsh's "Bumper the Rabbit" books), and the classics "Alice In Wonderland" (1923), "Robin Hood" (1923), "Black Beauty" (1927), "Joan Of Arc" (1930), and "Gulliver's Travels" (1930). He ended his illustrating career as primary artist on Gum Inc.'s "Horrors of War" and "Lone Ranger" series chewing gum cards 1938-1942. His works are signed: E.J.P., EJP as a monogram in a circle, E.J. Prittie, Edwin J. Prittie, and Edwin John Prittie.

US: Priority (c 2-4 days) ------- $16.50
Canada: Priority (c 2-6 weeks) -- $27.50
World: Priority (c 2-7 weeks) --- $37.50
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Hard cover, original blue cloth with paste-down illustration on front board (some wear ); 6" x 8.3/4"; illustrated endpapers; private ex-libris on the back of the front endpaper and private label on the back of the frontispiece; 319 pages with 92 b/w text illustrations on thick good quality paper + 4 color plates including frontispiece on glossy paper [all listed plates are present]; very good condition.
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Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Looking Glass 1923/25 ill

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"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass", by Lewis Carroll, Complete in one volume, with complete 92 original illustrations by John Tenniel and four color plates by Edwin John Prittie, published by John Winston, Chicago and Philadelphia, copyright 1923 and 1925.

"When Dodgson was in London, he met a little girl, Alice Raikes. He invited her indoors, put an orange in her right hand and asked her in which hand she was holding it. Then, he put her in front of a mirror, and asked which hand the child in the mirror was holding the orange in. Alice told him that it was in her left hand. When he asked her for an explanation, she answered: "Supposing I was on the other side of the glass, wouldn't the orange still be in my right hand?" He was delighted with her answer and decided that his new book would be about the world on the other side of the looking glass. [Graham, "Lewis Carroll and the writing of Through the Looking Glass"]

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), (pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), was an English writer and mathematician, logician, Anglican clergyman and photographer. He is best known for his enduring classics "Alice in Wonderland" (1865) and "Through the Looking Glass" (1875). Though ostensibly children's books, they appeal to all ages.

Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914) was an English illustrator. He drew many topical cartoons and caricatures for Punch in the late 19th century, but is best remembered today for his illustrations for Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass."

Edwin John Prittie (1879-1963), American illustrator of children's books and classics for the John C. Winston publishing company of Philadelphia between the years 1906 and 1932. He was also the exclusive cover artist for Comfort Magazine of Augusta Maine throughout the 1930s. During his tenure with Winston, the artist illustrated text and reference books, 14 major works and classics, and numerous youth series. His credits include Edward Ellis' boys' adventures, the Twighlight Animal Series (i.e. Geo. Walsh's "Bumper the Rabbit" books), and the classics "Alice In Wonderland" (1923), "Robin Hood" (1923), "Black Beauty" (1927), "Joan Of Arc" (1930), and "Gulliver's Travels" (1930). He ended his illustrating career as primary artist on Gum Inc.'s "Horrors of War" and "Lone Ranger" series chewing gum cards 1938-1942. His works are signed: E.J.P., EJP as a monogram in a circle, E.J. Prittie, Edwin J. Prittie, and Edwin John Prittie.

US: Priority (c 2-4 days) ------- $16.50
Canada: Priority (c 2-6 weeks) -- $27.50
World: Priority (c 2-7 weeks) --- $37.50
Condition
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Hard cover, original blue cloth with paste-down illustration on front board (some wear ); 6" x 8.3/4"; illustrated endpapers; private ex-libris on the back of the front endpaper and private label on the back of the frontispiece; 319 pages with 92 b/w text illustrations on thick good quality paper + 4 color plates including frontispiece on glossy paper [all listed plates are present]; very good condition.

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