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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland WITH Through the Looking-Glass, And What Alice Found There
London: Macmillan and Co.: Macmillan and Co., 1868 2 vols as 1, 1868, 12th thousand, 42 illust & 1872, 1st ed, 1st issue, 50 illust. VG+. In contemporary full red calf, gilt & blind edge tooling, corners & edges brushed. Spine, decorative gilt tooling, raised bands, gilt titles & tooling to black calf label, joints brushed. Internally, half title, tissue guarded frontis, [12], [1], 2-192 pp, 42 illustrations (B&W). [1], [8], [1], 2-224 pp, 50 ilust + 1, marbled endpapers & text block edges, bookplate to fpd, fep (George David Leslie Melville), tipped in newspaper clippings to verso fep & ffep, contemp ink dedication & anchor to half title, printed by R Clay, Son, and Taylor, Bread Street Hill. The Glass lacks a front blank & the half title, whilst the Alice TP a little cropped along the Rights of Translation line. (Allibone 498. Gumuchian 78. Madan p29). Dodgson, author, mathematician, and photographer, whose writing meant a great deal to him, would often stand at his upright desk (he calculated that he could stand and write for ten hours a day), he turned out a myriad of works. See ODNB.
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