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Published in 1872, this book is in GOOD+ CONDITION! for its age and especially to 142 YEARS

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Seller Notes: Published in 1872, this book is in GOOD+ CONDITION! for its age and especially to 142 YEARS OLD!!!And it is a FIRST EDITION !!! ALL PAGES ARE PRESENT!!! and tightly bound with NO TEARS!!! or stray intext markings. Even the interior hinges are in like - new condition with no signs of stress. There is very little foxing and finger soiling. It measures 5" X 7 1/4" and is complete with 224 pages. This is a nice rare book so...GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!!
Binding:

Hardcover

Special Attributes:

1st Edition, Illustrated, RARE, Children's, Fairy Tales & Fantasy

Subject:

Literature & Fiction

Origin:

American

Topic:

Classics

Country/Region of Manufacture:

United Kingdom

Year Printed:

1872

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1872 1st Edition THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Rare Antique Book ALICE IN WONDERLAND

RARE ALICE!!!
 
ONE OF THE FIRST 30,000 PRINTED!!!
 
GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!! 
 
 
THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS
 
AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE

This auction is for an original 1872 FIRST EDITION of "THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS" by Lewis Carroll, the sequel to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. 

YOU'LL  LOVE  THIS  BOOK!!!

It is filled with 50 ILLUSTRATIONS!!! by the original "Alice" artist, Sir JOHN TENNIEL. 

There are many mirror themes in the story, including opposites, time running backwards, and so on. Whereas the first book has a deck of cards as its theme, this book is loosely based on a game of chess, played on a giant chessboard with fields for squares. Alice ponders what the world is like on the other side of a mirror, and to her surprise, is able to pass through to experience the alternate world. She discovers a book with looking-glass poetry, "Jabberwocky," which she can read only by holding it up to a mirror. Upon leaving the house, she enters a garden, where the flowers speak to her and mistake her for a flower. There, Alice also meets the Red Queen, who offers a throne to Alice if she just moves to the eighth rank in a chess match. Alice is placed as the White Queen's pawn, and begins the game by taking a train to the fourth rank, since pawns in chess can move two spaces on the first move. She then meets Tweedledum and Tweedledee, of whom she knows from the famous nursery rhyme. After reciting to her the long poem, "The Walrus and the Carpenter," the two proceed to act out the events of their own poem. Alice continues on to meet the White Queen, who is very absent-minded and later transforms into a sheep. The following chapter details her meeting with Humpty Dumpty, who explains to her the meaning of "Jabberwocky" before his inevitable fall from the wall. This is followed by an encounter with the Lion and the Unicorn, who again proceed to act out a nursery rhyme. She is then rescued from the Red Knight by the White Knight, who many consider to be a representation of Lewis Carroll himself. At this point, she reaches the eight rank and becomes a queen, and by capturing the Red Queen, puts the Red King (who has remained stationary throughout the book) into checkmate. She then awakes from her dream (if it was a dream) and blames her black kitten (the white kitten was wholly innocent) for the mischief caused by the story. The two kittens are the children of Dinah, Alice's cat in the first book.

Published in 1872, this book is in GOOD+ CONDITION! for its age and especially to 142 YEARS OLD!!!

And it is a FIRST  EDITION !!! 

ALL PAGES ARE PRESENT!!! and tightly bound with NO TEARS!!! or stray intext markings. Even the interior hinges are in like - new condition with no signs of stress. There is very little foxing and finger soiling. It measures 5" X 7 1/4" and is complete with 224 pages. This is a nice rare book so...GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!!

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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. The Author: Rev. 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:

http://the-office.com/bedtime-story/alice-background.htm

 

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