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Beautiful addition to any book lover's library!
on 24 November 2015
In common with others in this series this is a beautiful addition to anyone's library. It comes printed on top quality paper, which is gilt-edged and contains the original Tenniel illustrations within the text and the Mad Hatter's tea party illustrates the end papers! The book is leather bound and illustrated entirely in keeping with its contents. The presence of the illustrations means that this volume has something that most others in the series, devoid of illustration, don't, which is a grave disappointment. So, for example, the Holmes's do not have the original illustrations, which can be found in much cheaper editions of both the collected novels and stories. One other splendid exception, which is also heartily recommended is Dante's, 'Divine Comedy'.
An added bonus is that it not only comprises the well known and loved Alice novels but 'Sylvie and Bruno' and 'Sylvie and Bruno Concluded', regrettably without the Harry Furniss illustrations as originally published in 'Aunt Judy's Magazine (1867); 'A Tangled Tale', again without Arthur Frost's orignal illustrations for the original collected edition in book form - the orginal stories were published serially in the 'The Monthly Packet' from 1880 - 85; various other assorted writings including Carroll's take on the good old fashioned Victorian ghost story, and a brief but informative introduction by Amanda Kirk.
In short, thoroughly recommended!