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THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE., Carroll, Lewis.  (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.)
1 Carroll, Lewis. (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.) THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE.
London Macmillan 1927 Reprint Hard Cover Good Sir John Tenniel. 
236 pp, 8 1/4" H. Green cloth with black lettering and red/black decorations on spine and front board. Pictorial endpapers, 16 colour plates, including frontispiece (collated), plus many smaller b&w drawings. Alice's journey through the looking-glass, with its many wonderful characters, including Tiger-Lily, Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Lion and the Unicorn, The Red and White Queens, and the knitting Sheep. Includes the poems 'The Walrus and the Carpenter', 'Jabber-wocky', 'Christmas Greetings [from a fairy to a child.], etc. Very small tear with crease at top edge of front free endpaper - archivally taped, Christmas gift inscription and a small bookplate on front free endpaper, light separation between page gatherings at page 224 and coloured plate but pages are holding firmly, book is lightly cocked, spine is moderately browned and has two tiny stains, wear at top/bottom of spine and light wrinkling, light edge wear, shelf soiling and a few small line indentations on bottom of text block. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
2 Carroll, Lewis. (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.) Afterword by Anna South. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND & THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE.
London Collector's Library 2004 1904633862 / 9781904633860 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ John Tenniel. 
283 pp, 6 3/16" H. Crimson cloth with gold lettering/ship on spine, blind stamped ship on front board. All edges gilt, patterned endpapers, integral ribbon bookmark. B&w illustrations. "When Alice tumbles down, down, down a rabbit hole one hot summer's afternoon in pursuit of a White Rabbit she finds herself in Wonderland. And here begin the fantastical adventures that will see her experiencing extraordinary changes in size, swimming in a pool of her own tears and attending the very maddest of tea parties. For Wonderland is no ordinary place and the characters that populate it are quite unlike anybody young Alice had ever met before. In this imaginary land she encoutners the savagely violent Queen, the lachrymose Mock Turtle, the laconic Cheshire Cat and the hookah-smoking caterpillar, each as surprising and outlandish as the next. 'Through the Looking-Glass' continues Alice's bizarre adventures, in which she meets more outlandish creations, including the Red Queen, the White Queen, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Humpty Dumpty and the White Knight." Book is clean and bright. Dust jacket hasminor wrinkle a top of spine, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME., Roberts, Chris.
3 Roberts, Chris. HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME.
London Granta 2004 1862077657 / 9781862077652 Second Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
176 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Was little Jack Horner a squatter? 'Baa, baa, Black Sheep' a bleat about taxation? What did Jack and Jill do on that hill? Who was Mary? And why was she contrary? This witty and ingenious book delves into the hidden meanings of the most innocuous-sounding nursery rhymes, revealing a seething subtext of sexual innuendo, religious hatred and political subversion. (It) provides a fascinating history lesson, teases out some alarming Freudian interpretations, and makes entertaining connections to contemporary political and popular culture." A few very tiny specks of faint glue residue on rear board. Dust jacket has 2' crease at bottom of rear hinge, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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