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    Lewis Carroll. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Illustrated by Gwynedd M. Hudson. London: Hodder & Stoughton, no date [circa 1922]. Limited edition of 250 copies, signed by the illustrator, of which this is number 26. Quarto. [x], 180, [2] pages. Profusely illustrated by Gwynedd M. Hudson with in-text illustrations and decorations, and with twelve chromolithographic plates, including frontispiece, each mounted and with captioned tissue guard; the plate at page 20 has been lightly traced over in pencil, the plate at page 64 lacking tissue guard. Publisher's pictorial white cloth printed in gilt, black, and white. Minor edgewear, gilt somewhat worn, head and foot of spine pushed, somewhat soiled. Cream endpapers with small illustrations in black and orange; penciled bookseller notations and ink ownership to the front free endpaper recto and verso, unevenly toned, minor foxing, bookseller's ticket to the rear pastedown. Internally generally clean, all edges trimmed, top edge gilt; somewhat shaken, somewhat foxed and soiled, text block toned to margins and edges, gilt on top edge somewhat worn. Housed in custom quarter black leather over marbled paper clamshell case, spine stamped in gilt with five raised bands. Very good.

    Reminiscent of the dark, finely-detailed work of Arthur Rackham, Gwynedd M. Hudson's Alice is considered one of the finest illustrated editions of this tale and has been reprinted many times over. Alice's adventures through Wonderland have served as the source material for countless film, television, theatre, and other adaptations and it is clear that Hudson's bright colors, menacing shadows, and surreal designs specifically inspired much of the later incarnations of this tale, particularly Tim Burton's recent live-action rendition (2010), which won two of the four Academy Awards for which it was nominated.

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