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CARROLL, Lewis. (C. L. Dodgson). IN RARE BINDING. PRESENTATION COPIES.:
SYLVIE AND BRUNO and SYLVIE AND BRUNO CONCLUDED. BOTH SIGNED BY LEWIS CARROLL & IN RARE WHITE IMITATION MOROCCO BINDING.
London, Macmillan, 1889.. 2 VOLUMES, FIRST EDITIONS 1889 and 1893. BOTH VOLUMES INSCRIBED BY LEWIS CARROLL and in the RARE WHITE IMITATION MOROCCO BINDING. 8vo, approximately 188 x 125 mm, 7½ x 4¾ inches, 46 illustrations by Harry Furniss in each volume, frontispieces with tissue guards, pages: xxiii, (1), 400, (2) - adverts but lacking final single page of adverts; xxxi, (1), 423, (7). Both volumes are unusually bound in original publisher's white imitation morocco, triple ruled gilt border to both covers, small triple gilt circle to centre of covers, enclosing gilt head of Sylvie to upper cover and gilt head of Bruno to lower cover of Volume I, and enclosing gilt head of the Professor to upper cover and gilt head of the Chancellor to lower cover on Volume II, ORIGINAL COVERS, BUT BOTH SPINES MISSING and now professionally rebacked in matching white morocco with triple gilt rule at head and tail and gilt lettering, all edges gilt, white endpapers in Volume I and black endpapers in Volume II. The white bindings were for presentation. Both volumes have the same inscription in black ink on the half-title by Lewis Carroll: "Adelaide A. Brooks, from the Author. Mar. 27 1897". Covers very lightly soiled, corners slightly worn, board just showing at tips, endpapers and half-titles lightly foxed, small pale spot on half-title of Volume II, tissue guards to frontispieces foxed, light foxing to margin of frontispieces and margin of title pages, very occasional small mark to margins, mostly pale. Rare white bound set of first editions with inscriptions by Lewis Carroll (lacking fi … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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