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Carroll, Lewis

Alice in Wonderland. Rare provincial edition.

Alice in Wonderland. Rare provincial edition.

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Carroll, Lewis [Alice in Wonderland]. Alisa v Strane Chudes.

Translation by A. Olenich-Gnenenko.
Illustrations by A. Mosin.

[Rostov-on-Don], Rostovskoe knizhnoe izdatel’stvo, 1960.
8vo, 113, [3] pp., ill.

In publisher’s pictorial hardback. Illustrated endpapers.
In good condition, worn to edges, stains to some pages, bookseller’s stamp to back cover.

First and only edition of these illustrations. Rare provincial edition. One of 90 000 copies published.

The translator, Aleksandr Olenich-Gnenenko (1893–1963), a journalist and poet, resided in Omsk and later in Rostov-on-Don. His translations of Edgar Allan Poe's verses are still highly regarded.
The cover design and illustrations were created by Anatoliy Mosin (1924-1979), a Rostov artist, caricaturist, and poster artist.

OCLC locates six copies of this edition: in the University of Texas Library, the Kansas State University Library, the Wayne State University, the Columbia University Library, the USC Library (Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection) and the UC Davis Library.

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