Item #131094 Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass. Ninety-one Prints from the Original Wood Blocks engraved by the Brothers Dalziel from Drawings by Sir John Tenniel & One Print from an Electrotype. Lewis CARROLL, Sir John TENNIEL.
Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass. Ninety-one Prints from the Original Wood Blocks engraved by the Brothers Dalziel from Drawings by Sir John Tenniel & One Print from an Electrotype
Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass. Ninety-one Prints from the Original Wood Blocks engraved by the Brothers Dalziel from Drawings by Sir John Tenniel & One Print from an Electrotype
Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass. Ninety-one Prints from the Original Wood Blocks engraved by the Brothers Dalziel from Drawings by Sir John Tenniel & One Print from an Electrotype
Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass. Ninety-one Prints from the Original Wood Blocks engraved by the Brothers Dalziel from Drawings by Sir John Tenniel & One Print from an Electrotype
Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass. Ninety-one Prints from the Original Wood Blocks engraved by the Brothers Dalziel from Drawings by Sir John Tenniel & One Print from an Electrotype
Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass. Ninety-one Prints from the Original Wood Blocks engraved by the Brothers Dalziel from Drawings by Sir John Tenniel & One Print from an Electrotype
Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass. Ninety-one Prints from the Original Wood Blocks engraved by the Brothers Dalziel from Drawings by Sir John Tenniel & One Print from an Electrotype
Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass. Ninety-one Prints from the Original Wood Blocks engraved by the Brothers Dalziel from Drawings by Sir John Tenniel & One Print from an Electrotype
Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass. Ninety-one Prints from the Original Wood Blocks engraved by the Brothers Dalziel from Drawings by Sir John Tenniel & One Print from an Electrotype
Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass. Ninety-one Prints from the Original Wood Blocks engraved by the Brothers Dalziel from Drawings by Sir John Tenniel & One Print from an Electrotype
Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass. Ninety-one Prints from the Original Wood Blocks engraved by the Brothers Dalziel from Drawings by Sir John Tenniel & One Print from an Electrotype
Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass. Ninety-one Prints from the Original Wood Blocks engraved by the Brothers Dalziel from Drawings by Sir John Tenniel & One Print from an Electrotype
Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass. Ninety-one Prints from the Original Wood Blocks engraved by the Brothers Dalziel from Drawings by Sir John Tenniel & One Print from an Electrotype
Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass. Ninety-one Prints from the Original Wood Blocks engraved by the Brothers Dalziel from Drawings by Sir John Tenniel & One Print from an Electrotype
Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass. Ninety-one Prints from the Original Wood Blocks engraved by the Brothers Dalziel from Drawings by Sir John Tenniel & One Print from an Electrotype

Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass. Ninety-one Prints from the Original Wood Blocks engraved by the Brothers Dalziel from Drawings by Sir John Tenniel & One Print from an Electrotype

London, Macmillan Publishers (and printed by Jonathan Stephenson at The Rocket Press, Oxfordshire), 1988 (first thus).

Imperial octavo, three volumes, comprising the 92 plates, each loose in individual folding wrappers as issued, housed in two morocco-backed Solander boxes, packaged together with a small companion volume by Leo John De Freitas: 'A Study of Sir John Tenniel's Wood-Engraved Illustrations to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" & "Through the Looking-Glass' (61 pages with 3 tipped-in plates). The prospectus, also printed at The Rocket Press and limited to 1000 copies, is included (large octavo, [8] pages with 2 illustrations and a tipped-in plate, plus the loosely inserted order form).

Quarter plum morocco and grey cloth, the spines with a black leather label lettered in gilt (the Solander boxes), and grey cloth with a black leather label lettered in gilt on the front cover (the companion volume); a fine set with the fine grey cloth slipcase (very slightly rubbed on the base).

A collection of the suite of illustrations to Carroll's classic works, first published in 1866 [1865] and 1872 respectively, printed here for the first - and only - time from the original engraved boxwood blocks. These were engraved from the original drawings by Sir John Tenniel by the Dalziel brothers, 'the leading commercial wood engravers of the Victorian age.... Although the engravers advised Carroll that the blocks should be used for printing, no doubt to ensure a more faithful reproduction of the image ... this was not done. Instead, they were kept as "masters" from which electrotype copies were made, and were only moved from safe keeping for fresh electros to be prepare ... No general or limited edition has ever been printed from them' (the prospectus). In 1985 it was discovered that all except one of the original wood engravings (that of 'Alice and the Dodo', for which there is an electrotype reproduction here) had survived. This lavish production is the upshot, with only 250 sets, 'of which 25 will be specials', being published; this is number 208 (the companion volume is also limited thus, but unnumbered). 'Each print measures 235 × 175 mm, and has a deckle edge at the foot. The paper is ... in a shade specially made to match that used in the original edition of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." There are 92 prints in total, 42 for "Wonderland," and 50 for "Looking-Glass"' ... Each print is loosely inserted in a slip mount ... The title of the book and a brief relevant quotation is printed on the front of each mount'. [3 items].

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Price (AUD): $18,000.00

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