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1883. ALICE'S ADVENURES IN WONDERLAND BY LEWIS CARROLL WITH FORTY-TWO ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOHN TENNIEL SEVENTY-FIRST THOUSAND LONDON : MACMILLAN AND CO 1883 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is the original Macmillan 6 shilling red cloth edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland issued from the first edition in 1865, and numbered in thousands until the 98th thousandth in 1932. Original red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine with triple ruled spine edges. Triple ruled borders to both boards. With gold vignettes, Alice and the pig baby on the front and the Cheshire cat on the rear within triple ruled gilt roundels. Page edges all gilt finished. Black endpapers. 192 pages, and one page of adverts for other works by Lewis Carroll. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel, 5.25 X 7.5 inches. A very good copy, Externally only a little rubbed at the corners and spine ends, and a few marks to the cloth, overall very little wear to the cloth which is mainly quite sound and clean with gilt lettering and decorations all quite bright. Internally the binding is quite solid with sound inner hinges. There is some browning to the frontispiece and title pages, but the pages are mainly quite clean throughout. All complete and in good order with no loose or missing pages. No marking or inscriptions etc. Gilt page edges all bright.These Victorian red cloth editions of Alice are becoming increasingly scarce. They have often been well used and read over the many years with consequent wear. So often they have been rebound, rebacked or respined, as the cloth … [Click Below for Full Description]
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