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NPWHF1252 - Book - "Alice in Wonderland"

Book - Alice in Wonderland - with 48 coloured plates, by Margaret W TARRANT.  The cover is navy and measures 16 cm in width, 21 cm in length, and 4.5 cm in height.  The cover has a coloured drawing, measuring 10.5 cm wide and 13.2 cm in length, which has been torn off in places.  The text on the front cover and the spine is in gold.  The cover is tearing at the spine of the front and back faces.  The book is warped. 

The endleaves have coloured drawings.

The front endleaf includes Alice, the Alice, White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts, King of Hearts, Cheshire Cat, Dormouse, Gryphon, Knave of Hearts, Dodo, and several hearts cards (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8), near an outdoor fountain.  This endleaf has been taped, to the spine, which is no longer holding it.  Both pages have s small area where the drawing has been lifted off.  The right page has a water spot.

The back endleaf has Alice sitting on the letters “MT” (the artist’s initials), White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat, Knave of Hearts, Mad Hatter, Dormouse, Caterpillar, Dodo, and Cook.  This endleaf has been taped, to the spine and along the left edge.

The first few pages have mould/water spots.

There is an inscription:  “To Kathleen with best love from Auntie Maggie and Uncle Harold Xmas. 1916.”

The title page states:
ALICE’S
ADVENTURES IN
WONDERLAND 

BY
LEWIS CARROLL

WITH 48 COLOURED PLATES
BY MARGARET W. TARRANT

WARD, LOCK & CO., LIMITED
LONDON, MELBOURNE AND TORONTO
1916 

There are 340 pages.

Object ID: NPWHF1252 - Book - "Alice in Wonderland"

Object Number: 1252

Materials: paper

Dimension: 16 cm in width, 21 cm in length, and 4.5 cm in height

Provenance: NOSKE, Myrtle

Maker: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited