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1989 1st Ed Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' 25 Artists - Ultimate Illustrated Edition / Out-Of-Print Art, 1865 to 1933
This beautifully produced volume features EXTRAORDINARY illustrations, many out-of-print, from the greatest artists between 1865 and 1933!!
COLLECTOR'S 1988 first edition, first printing children's hardcover book - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: The Ultimate Illustrated Edition by Lewis Carroll.
Compiled and arranged by Cooper Edens. Publisher: Bantam Books, New York, Copyright, 1989, first edition, first printing number line. ISBN: 0-553-05385-X.
Edens has compiled the best illustrations that were made for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland between 1865 and 1933.
Over 25 OUTSTANDING artists featured, many are award winning illustrators and painters, including:
John Tenniel, Arthur Rackham, Margaret Tarrant,
Mabel Lucie Attwell - Many Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd
Peter Newell, Bessie Pease Guttman, Charles Robinson,
Willy Pogany, Gertrude Kay, K.M.R., Milo Winter,
Harry Rountree, Maria Kirk, Millicent Sowerby, Gwynedd Hudson
Profusely illustrated, numerous brilliant full page color plates; each painting a work of art. Exquisite black & white drawings.
Photos do not fully capture exact color hues and elaborate detail; wait until you see these stunning pictures up close. WOW!!
PLOT: Alice falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy Wonderland populated by glorious and peculiar inhabitants.
Mad Hatter, the Duchess, White Rabbit, Knave of Hearts, Cheshire Cat are as much familiar friends as they are part of our literary heritage.
Oversize hardcover, ivory textured cloth boards, blind-stamped titles front & bright gilt spine titles. Light green endpapers, 207pp, 11" x 8 1/2".
Pages MINT, bright & unread. Binding tight. Not ex-lib. Fine vintage condition. Gilt titles are mint-does not look gold in picture.
Cover near fine/bright/clean-light shelfwear-light faded front smudge. Pages fine/bright/clean/unread-title pp-2 small light smudges.
Do not pass up this collector's gem; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
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