[Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Illustrated by John Tenniel.] Alisz kalandjai csodaországban. Forditotta Juhász Andor. John Tenniels képeivel. Lewis Caroll.
[Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Illustrated by John Tenniel.] Alisz kalandjai csodaországban. Forditotta Juhász Andor. John Tenniels képeivel.
[Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Illustrated by John Tenniel.] Alisz kalandjai csodaországban. Forditotta Juhász Andor. John Tenniels képeivel.
[Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Illustrated by John Tenniel.] Alisz kalandjai csodaországban. Forditotta Juhász Andor. John Tenniels képeivel.
Scarce First Hungarian Alice Translation

[Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Illustrated by John Tenniel.] Alisz kalandjai csodaországban. Forditotta Juhász Andor. John Tenniels képeivel.

Budapest: Béta Irodalmi Részvénytársaság kiadása, [around 1929]. Cover, frontispiece and text illustrations by John Tenniel. Illustrated throughout. First Hungarian edition. In publisher’s half cloth with mounted, color illustration of the front panel. Gilt title on the spine. 137, (7) p. Front panel slightly bumped at the lower right. Pages yellowed due to ageing. In fine condition.

Exceedingly rare, first Hungarian edition of the complete, unabridged text, translated from the original English. Decorated with the original illustrations of John Tenniel. Translated by the Hungarian experimental psychologist and writer, Andor Juhász.

This edition was only preceded by an incomplete, infantilized and idealized translation, most likely from the 1869 German translation, and published as a supplement of a Hungarian children’s magazine in 1927.

“Warren Weaver included a 1924 Budapest edition as the first Hungarian printing of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland citing the Lewis Carroll bibliography of Williams and Madan (1931) as his source. Williams, Madan, and Green (1962) also cite the book with no details. Since there is no trace of the edition in any Hungarian bibliography or library, it is considered a “ghost” edition that has never existed. Although an extensive survey was not made, no collector reports having the book either.” (Kérchy, 2015)

Bibl.: Kércsy, A.: On the Hungarian Translations of Alice. In: Lindseth, J. A.; Tannenbaum, A.: Alice in a World of Wonderlands: Translations of Lewis Carroll’s Masterpiece. Volume One. New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2015. pp. 294–299.

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Price: €800.00

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