Alice's Adventures Under Ground
Author/Illustrator: Lewis Carroll
Publisher/Date: Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms/Xerox (c. 1964)
Format/Condition: Used cloth hardcover book with clear plastic dust jacket in slipcase in Very Good condition. Binding good; textblock strong; pages clean and unmarked. 90 pages. Dimensions: 6 /14 x 9 1/2 inches. Illustrated with black-and-white drawings by the author.
Description: This volume is a facsimile (reproduction) of the original manuscript "Alice's Adventures Under Ground," a priceless treasure for the young and the young at heart. "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is one of the most cherished children's stories of all time. It has also become one of the most significant and influential novels in history. Generations of us have grown up with the surreal world down the rabbit hole filled with whimsical characters like the Mad Hatter, the Mock Turtle, The White Rabbit and the Cheshire Cat. However did you know the first version of the story didn't even have a tea party? This famous story exists in an earlier version, one produced slowly but surely by hand, over two years as a Christmas gift for a little girl named Alice Liddell.
This magnificent manuscript is an insightful journey into the origins of this enchanting tale. Illustrated by Lewis Carroll's own hand, it is a remarkable look into his imagination and artistic talent. Not long after his friends had read this little book, they convinced him it must be published. The story was expanded, edited, and illustrated by a professional artist Sir John Tenniel, and released over 170 years ago as the story we all know "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."