Signed by Alice Hargreaves, "The Original Alice"

    Lewis Carroll. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1932.

    Special edition limited to 1,500 copies, of which this is number 1,437, signed on the colophon by Frederic Warde, designer of this edition's typography and binding. This copy also signed on a preliminary blank page by Alice Hargreaves (nee Alice Liddell, "the original Alice"). Per the LEC bibliography, the limitation of the editions signed by Hargreaves (in addition to Warde) was said to be 500 copies. Octavo. xi, 182 pages. Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby. Original illustrations by John Tenniel, re-engravedonn wood by Bruno Rollitz. Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club by the printing house of William Edwin Rudge, Mount Vernon, New York.

    Full red morocco with gilt-stamped fleuron to covers. Titles and portraits of characters from the book stamped in gilt on the spine. All edges gilt. There is damage to the head of the spine, which has been repaired, but which has resulted in a dark spot. Bookplate of Marie Luise Hinrichs, designed by Rockwell Kent, on the front pastedown, and again, upside down on the rear pastedown. Despite the damage to the spine, this is a near fine copy, in the publisher's worn slipcase.

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