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ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND AND ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (signed By Alice Hargreaves , Nee Liddell)
Limited Editions Club, 0000. Two volumes, one reddish brown and blue leather, gilt decorated, all edges gilt. OF PARTICULAR INTEREST: laid in are two full-page letters from Alice Hargreave's (nee Liddell) son, one page each, consisting of dickering between the LEC and his mother about having her sign this edition. She was 80 years old at the time, but finally agreed to sign each copy of "Wonderland" for $2.50 a signature. I don't know if that is what she eventually received, or if the poor soul was able to sign all 1500 of them, a daunting task at any age, but she has signed this copy of "Wonderland." This is Number 278, NOT signed by the illustrator, who was probably dead by that time.The printing date (as evidenced on the title page) is 1932 on Wonderland (the one signed by Hargreaves) and 1935 on Through the Looking-Glass. Both volumes are fine, in near fine slipcases. Apparently an enormous amount has been written about the relationship between Carroll and Alice Liddell, some of it a bit accusatory. Who knows? But an interesting accompaniment to a book, at the very least! Each volume has the previous owner's bookplate.. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by John Tenniel.
      [Bookseller: Warren Berry]
Last Found On: 2013-07-20           Check availability:      Biblio    

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