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    Signed by Alice Hargreaves, Lewis Carroll's Original Alice

    Lewis Carroll. Two Limited Editions Club Alice Books, One Signed by Alice Hargreaves, including: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1932. Number 935 of 1,500 limited edition copies signed on the colophon page by Frederic Warde, designer of this edition's typography and binding, and 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-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, 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. Spine ever-so-slightly sunned. One tiny stain on the rear board. A fine copy in the publisher's gently worn slipcase. [and:] Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935. Number 1,094 of 1,500 limited edition copies. Octavo. xx, 213 pages, [colophon]. Illustrations by John Tenniel. Full blue morocco binding decoratively ruled and stamped in gilt. All edges gilt. Red cloth slipcase lettered in black on the spine. Minor rubbing to the binding at the spine ends and corners. A few scattered thumbnail marks on the boards. Slipcase worn white in spots along the spine. Overall, a beautiful copy in near fine condition.

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