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MARIA LOUISE KIRK. "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Together, the final four of twelve illustrations for Lewis Carroll's book as published alongside 48 illustrations by John Tenniel (F.A. Stokes Co., 1904). Pen, ink, watercolor, and gouache on thin boards. Each image measures 172x146 mm; 6 3/4x5 3/4 inches, on 10x5-inch boards. Each signed "M.L. Kirk" in lower image with captions and notes in margins, with publisher's notes on verso.
Images include: "Look out now, Five! Don't go splashing paint over me like that!" "'Nonsense' said Alice, very loudly and decidedly." "It would twist itself round and look up in her face, with such a puzzled expression that she could not help bursting out laughing." "So they began solemnly dancing round and round Alice."