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Carroll, Lewis [Dodgson, Charles].
Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There
London: Macmillan and Co, 1872. llustrated by John Tenniel. First edition, first printing, with "wade" instead of "wabe" to page 21. Original publisher's red cloth, with an illustration of the Red Queen to the front board in gilt, with an illustration of the White Queen to the rear panel in gilt, all edges gilt, black coated endpapers. Spine worn with fraying to the spine ends, early repairs along outer joints, wear and rubbing to the corners and extremities, several small stains to the front cover; internally, front hinge cracked and secure, some foxing to front endpaper and half-title page. A good copy in the original publisher's cloth. Through the Looking Glass is Lewis Carroll's sequel to his popular children's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). In this story, which represents the child protagonist's journey from adolescence to adulthood, Alice ventures into a fantasy world through the mirror above her fireplace. Throughout the novel, Carroll includes nonsense poetry, including the playful and popular "Jabberwocky." Like Alice, Through the Looking Glass is illustrated by John Tenniel. Carroll originally intended to write this sequel as early as 1866, but had trouble persuading Tenniel to illustrate it. Writer and artist had a somewhat volatile relationship because of their mutual perfectionism: just as the true first edition of Alice was suppressed because of unsatisfactory illustrations, Through the Looking Glass's illustrations were heavily edited. Tenniel demanded the removal of a character that was too difficult to illustrate, whereas Carroll replaced Te … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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