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Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), John Tenniel (illus.)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (Two Volumes)
Macmillan and Co, 1866. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (two volumes), Lewis Carroll (pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), with illustrations by John Tenniel, Macmillan and Co., London, 1866 and 1872 [1871], first published editions, first issue of Through the Looking-Glass (complete with the misspelling of wade for wabe on page 21). Octavo (200mm x 140mm; 190mm x 135mm), 192 and 224 pages. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland : The first published edition (1866), following the suppression of the 1865 edition which was famously withdrawn from sale due to Tenniel and Carroll's dissatisfaction with the quality of the printing. They insisted it was entirely reset by another printer, Richard Clay, before its publication. The volume is bound in the publisher's original red, gilt-stamped cloth, which shows some rubbing and fading to the gilt, the occasional faded mark to the boards. As is often the case with this title it has been professionally re-backed. Pale blue endpapers, with the front free-endpaper bearing the original owner's inscription, T Kennet Were - Sidmouth Jan. 1866 . Thomas Kennet Were was one of two brothers whom Lewis Carroll met on his Russian tour in 1867. They are mentioned at some length in his diaries, having become Carroll's companions on many a sightseeing and social excursion. The text has all page edges in gilt, and shows a light scattering of foxing in places, but is otherwise unblemished. In very good condition indeed. A special first edition association copy of one of the most celebrated and de … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Love Rare Books [London, United Kingdom]
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