Item #577 THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE. Lewis Carroll.
THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE.
THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE.
THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE.
THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE.
THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE.

THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE.

London: Macmillan, London, 1878. tenniel. full red calf. THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE.

Lewis Carroll. Illustrated by John Tenniel.
Published by Macmillan, London 1878,

Literature] Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge ("Lewis Carroll"). Through the Looking-Glass, and what
Alice found there. London: Macmillan, 1878. [WITH] Tipped in John Tenniel ALS. 8vo. [12],
224p pp., [1 p. ads]. Illustrations by John Tenniel. Bound in full crimson polished calf by
Bayntun, gilt with gilt center vignette of the Queen of Hearts on front board. All edges gilt. Minor
rubbing to spine, starting to joints at head of binding. Occasional spotting.
The letter is dated Friday on Tennial personal letterhead. The letter reads "Haste!!!. / My Dear
Will. Fred. / Far from forgetting the arrangement, I assure you I have been looking forward to the
pleasure of seeing you tomorrow - and a "happy day" on Sunday - with the liveliest(underlined)
satisfaction. / I shall probably arrive at about 6 o'clock. / Kind love to both, from / Your always
sincerely / John Tenniel. Condition:

Sir John Tenniel was an English illustrator best known for his work on Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass." Born in 1820 in London, Tenniel showed early artistic talent and began studying at the Royal Academy schools at the age of 17.

Tenniel's career as a renowned illustrator began when he joined the staff of the satirical magazine Punch in 1850. His intricate and detailed style became synonymous with the publication, and Tenniel's political cartoons, caricatures, and illustrations helped shape the visual language of the Victorian era.

In 1864, Tenniel was approached by Lewis Carroll to illustrate "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Tenniel's illustrations brought the whimsical and surreal world of Wonderland to life, capturing the imagination of readers and ensuring the success of the book. His iconic portrayals of Alice, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, and other characters have become inseparable from the story itself.

Tenniel's collaboration with Carroll continued with "Through the Looking-Glass," published in 1871. Once again, Tenniel's illustrations added depth and charm to Carroll's narrative, contributing significantly to the enduring popularity of the sequel.

Tenniel's contribution to children's literature and the broader world of illustration is immeasurable. His meticulous attention to detail, distinctive artistic style, and ability to convey both humor and emotion through his drawings made him a pivotal figure in the history of illustration.

Tenniel was knighted in 1893 for his artistic achievements, becoming Sir John Tenniel. He passed away in 1914, leaving behind a legacy of work that continues to be cherished and celebrated by readers, scholars, and art enthusiasts around the world.

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