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    A Lovely Set, Signed in Each Volume by the "Original Alice," the Inspiration for Alice in Wonderland

    Lewis Carroll. [Alice Pleasance (nee Liddell) Hargreaves, the real "Alice in Wonderland"]. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Illustrated by John Tenniel. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1932. Limited to 1,500 numbered copies, signed by Frederic Warde ("239"). This copy also signed by the "Original Alice," Alice Hargreaves. Octavo. [4], xi, [2], [1, blank], 182, [1], [1, blank], [1, colophon], [1, blank] pages. With the original text illustrations by Tenniel re-engraved on wood by Bruno Rollitz. Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club by the Printing House of William Edwin Rudge, Mount Vernon, N.Y. Typography and binding design by Frederic Warde. Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby. Publisher's full red morocco (by George McKibbin & Son, New York). Covers decoratively bordered in gilt, smooth spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments. A fine copy. Housed in the original blue cloth slipcase. [Together with:] Lewis Carroll. Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. Illustrated by John Tenniel. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935. Limited to 1,500 numbered copies, this copy signed by the "Original Alice," Alice Hargreaves ("239"). Octavo. [4, blank], xii, [8], 211, [2], [1, blank], [1, colophon], [1, blank] pages. With the original text illustrations by John Tenniel re-engraved (in metal) by Frederic Warde. Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club by the Printing House of William Edwin Rudge, Mount Verson, N.Y. Introduction by Carl Van Doren. Publisher's full blue morocco (by George McKibbin & Son, New York). Covers decoratively bordered in gilt, smooth spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, all edges gilt. A fine copy. Housed in the original red cloth slipcase. A matching set with the same subscriber numbers.
    "Alice Hargreaves was the married name of Alice Liddell, for whom Lewis Carroll originally wrote the book. In 1932, during the celebrations of the centenary of Carroll's birth, Alice, who had lived a peaceful life in the south of England for many years, suddenly became a public figure. Her most notable and watched action was a trip to New York to receive an honorary degree from Columbia University" (Lovett and Lovett). From the library of John Carrol Collins.

    LEC Bibliography, 36 and 65. Lovett and Lovett, 90a and 94a.




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