Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - with - Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson], Bruno Rollitz after John Tenniel (illustrators) 1932 - Limited Editions Club, New York - Each copy is number 1300 of a 1500 limited edition With the signature of the ‘Original Alice’ to Through the Looking Glass.

The Original Alice’ is Alice Hargreaves née Lidell, for whom Lewis Carroll originally wrote the books. In 1932, during the celebrations of the centenary of Carroll s birth, Alice, who had lived a peaceful life in the south of England for many years, suddenly became a public figure. Her most notable and watched action was a trip to New York to receive an honorary degree from Columbia University, at which time she was invited to sign this work, something that in the past she had been extremely reluctant to do.

These two finely bound limited editions where published to mark that centenary, with Tenniel’s original illustrations re-engraved on wood, and the typography and binding designed by Frederic Ward who has signed
Adventures.

‘Whilst
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass were intended for children “fresh from God’s hand”, it is equally enthralling and delightfully magical for adults as they follow Alice on her vibrant adventures escorted by her famous companions. Who can possibly not have been carried away into the fantastically crazy world of the Mad Hatter? Or never have heard of Tweedledee and Tweedledum? Who cannot have been struck by Carroll’s love for sophisticated play with words?’

‘Tenniel’s illustrations perfectly capture Alice’s upside-down world and are considered to be his finest and most enduring achievement. They were an integral part of creating Alice’s fairytale world and are without doubt some of the best-known images, indelibly etched into the memory of countless children.’ – Stephanie Chan.
  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with the illustrations by John Tenniel engraved on wood by Bruno Rollitz. Printed for the publisher by the printing house of William Edwin Rudge, Mount Vernon, N.Y. Typography and binding by Frederic Warde. Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby.

Through the Looking Glass with the illustrations by John Tenniel re-engraved by Frederic Warde. Printed for the publisher by the printing house of William Edwin Rudge, Mount Verson, N.Y. Introduction by Carl Van Doren.

References: LEC Bibliography 36 and 65. Lovett and Lovett 90a and 94a.

Two octavo volumes (binding size 22.6x15.2cm), pp. [4] xii [2] 183 [5]; [4] xiii [7] 213 [5].
  Both volumes finely bound by George McKibbin & Son of New York for the publisher, in full morocco, spines lettered and intricately decorated in gilt, panels with multiple decorated gilt borders, all edges gilt, matching cloth slipcases.   Condition: Near fine, spine ends with a little wear, internally fine, in very good slipcases with wear to cloth edges, more so to the red slipcase.   Ref: 109878   Price: HK$ 21,000