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Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice - CARROLL Lewis [ie DODGSON Charles Lu - 1872. 
London: Macmillan and Co: Macmillan and Co, 1872 1st ed, 1st issue, VG, 1872. In 19c red morocco, decorative gilt edge tooling by Cross & Beckwith of Leicester. Spine, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, gilt titles. Corners & joints lightly rubbed. Internally, decorative gilt tooling to board edges & turn-ins. Half title, , , 2-224 pp, a.e.g., green marbled endpapers, 50 illustrations (B&W) by Tenniel, + 2 others , binders stamp to front turn-in, some light edge browning. (Gumuchian 78. Allibone 498. Madan 85). Dodgson, author, mathematician, and photographer, whose writing meant a great deal to him; It was the main course by which he could do something for others, to fulfil a deep religious desire to contribute something to humanity?it was his offering to God. After resigning his mathematical lectureship in 1881, at the age of forty-nine (he retained his studentship and resident privileges at Christ Church to the end), he devoted himself primarily to his writing. Often standing at his upright desk (he calculated that he could stand and write for ten hours a day), he turned out a myriad of works. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was followed in late 1871 by its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, and in 1876 by that longest and most revered nonsense poem in English, The Hunting of the Snark. See ODNB
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