Alice and wonderland original book
'Legendary' first edition of Alice in Wonderland set for auction at $m | Books | The GuardianPublished by New York: D. Seller Rating:. About this Item: New York: D. First edition, second issue i. Original red cloth lettered in gilt with triple gilt ruled borders and gilt vignettes to covers. Dark green endpapers, all edges gilt.
Alice in Wonderland: A Colouring Transfer Book
Reverend Charles Dodgson was a mathematics tutor at Christ Church, Oxford in when he first met Alice Liddell and her siblings, who were the children of the Dean of the college. The children enjoyed the story so much that Alice asked Dodgson to write it down for her. Written in sepia-coloured ink and including 37 pen and ink illustrations and a coloured title page the manuscript was presented to Alice as an early Christmas present on 26 November Dodgson was not an artist and had some difficulties with the illustrations; he pasted a photograph of Alice he was a keen photographer over a drawing of her that he had included. The original drawing would not be seen again until it was uncovered in
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The tale plays with logic , giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. Alice was published in , three years after Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and the Reverend Robinson Duckworth rowed in a boat, on 4 July  this popular date of the "golden afternoon"  might be a confusion or even another Alice-tale, for that particular day was cool, cloudy and rainy  , up the Isis with the three young daughters of Henry Liddell the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University and Dean of Christ Church : Lorina Charlotte Liddell aged 13, born "Prima" in the book's prefatory verse ; Alice Pleasance Liddell aged 10, born "Secunda" in the prefatory verse ; Edith Mary Liddell aged 8, born "Tertia" in the prefatory verse. The journey began at Folly Bridge near Oxford and ended five miles away in the village of Godstow. During the trip Charles Dodgson told the girls a story that featured a bored little girl named Alice who goes looking for an adventure. The girls loved it, and Alice Liddell asked Dodgson to write it down for her.
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