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Alices Adventures in Wonderland (Books of Wonder) by Lewis Carroll 0688110878 9780688110871
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Alices Adventures in Wonderland (Books of Wonder) by Lewis Carroll

What is the use of a book, thought Alice, without pictures?<P>For over 125 years John Tenniels superb illustrations for Alices Adventures in Wonderland have been the perfect complement to Lewis Carrolls timeless story. In that time Alice has been illustrated by numerous artists, but not one has come close to matching the universal appeal of the original pictures.<P>This is the first Alice to reproduce Ternniels exquisite drawings from prints taken directly from the original wood engravings. Here, Tenniels fine line work is far crisper, delicate shadings are reproduced with more subtlety, and details never seen before are now visible.<P>Like most nineteenth-century childrens books, the pictures for Alice were created by transferring the artists drawings to woodblocks, But with Alice, the original blocks served as masters from which metal plates were made for printing. Unfortunately, these plates deteriorated from the repeated pressure applied during printing, and over time, manyof the fine lines in Tenniels pictures simply vanished altogether.As the year-, passed, the original woodblocks disappeared and were believed lost; then, in 1985 they were discovered in a London bank vault.<P>Now, for the first time, prints from these woodblocks have been used to produce a deluxe gift edition with clearer, more detailed images than have ever been seen before. At last, readers can see the Alice that Carroll and Tenniel had originally envisioned.

Author: Lewis Carroll

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 208

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: 1992-05-19

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