Le Avventure D'Alice Nel Paese Delle Meraviglie
Le Avventure D'Alice Nel Paese Delle Meraviglie Le Avventure D'Alice Nel Paese Delle Meraviglie
£850.00

Torino: Ermanno Loescher. 1872.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Italian translation

First edition, second issue. 190x130mm pp. [12], 190, [2]. Orange cloth, gold lettering. Title in gold on spine with three gold lines to head and foot. Front cover has three gold lines around the border and three circular gold lines in the centre with an image in gold of Alice holding the pig. The back cover is the same save for the figure of the Cheshire Cat in the centre. Dark blue end-papers. All edges gilt. Tradotte dall'Inglese da T. Pietrocola-Rossetti.

Con 42 Vignette Di Giovanni Tenniel.

This is the second issue (published in Turin) of the first Italian edition; the first printing was by MacMillan and Co in London. It contains Tenniel’s drawings but where Tenniel included text in his pictures (for example, the label reading “Drink Me”, the English has been removed and the Italian “Bevi” inserted: a “laudable attention to detail” (Williams et al).   

Williams, Madan, Green, Crutch, 85, 86