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Lewis Carroll, Charles Dodgson
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Fine bindings.
London: Macmillan & Co, 1772. See pictures. Fresh bindings, with only a small ring rub on the back of Through the Looking-Glass. Both have fresh endpapers. Both retain their original gilt edges, with slight fading to top-edges. Both have ex-libris inscriptions on the half-title. Frontis tissue in-place in both volumes Both have some soiling, darkening near edges, and thumbing, consistent with well-loved classics. Wonderland just slightly out of square. Wonderland has some spotting near bottom edge throughout, and occasional fox spot. Picture at 15 faint (hint of pink suggests color erased),upper corner of 29 chipped away, 75-78 small fore-edge chip, small ink spot on 182-3, 2 cm tear top-edge 187. Glass - has occasional fox spots, candle ember mark on 66-67, top corners just barely chipped away 81-86, small ink spot on 90, some dog-eared pages, 2 cm tear top-edge of 165. Despite notes, both are beautiful books that, due to some small signs of use and the retention of the original gilt edges, look lovingly aged. A beautiful set of the original Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass; authored by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by John Tenniel and published by Macmillan & Co.. The appropriately dark-red bindings are richly decorated in gilt. Alice's Adventures is an 1877 "Fifty Sixth Thousand" printing of the first edition. Through the Looking-Glass is an 1872 "Thirty-First Thousand" printing of the first edition. Physical Attributes - Each measures approx. 19 x 13 x 2 cm, 8vo. Moroccan dark-red bindings; boards decorated with a gilt rolled border, corner … [Click Below for Full Description]
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