Title: Complete Works, including Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass
Author: Lewis Carroll, John Tenniel (illus), Alexander Woollcott (intro)
Publisher: Nonesuch Press, 1939. First collected edition of Carroll’s works, impossibly rare in this binding.
Condition: Hardcover, leather spine and corners with marbled boards. Elaborate decorations on spine, gilt top edge. Good++ condition, some wear and foxing, some fading and soiling, very firmly bound. 1165 pages.
Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) is famed for his magical stories, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, here illustrated throughout the inner pages by Sir John Tenniel’s much loved drawings. However, inspired by the insatiable Victorian appetite for party games, tricks and conundrums, this eccentric and polymathical Englishman also wrote many other works of a humorous, witty, whimsical and nonsensical nature such as the mock-heroic nonsense verse ‘The Hunting of the Snark’, as well as dozens of other verses, stories, acrostics and puzzles, all of which are included in this volume.
1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
2. Through the Looking Glass
3. Sylvie and Bruno
4. Sylvie and Bruno Concluded
a. The Hunting of the Shark
b. Early Verse
c. Puzzles from Wonderland
d. Prologue to Plays
f. College Ryhmes and Notes by An Oxford Chiel
g. Acrostics, Inscriptions, and Other Verse
h. Three Sunsets and Other Poems
a. A Tangled Tale
b. Novelty and Romancement
c. A Photographer’s Day Out
d. Wilhelm von Schimitz
e. The Legend of Scotland
7. A Miscellany