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London: Macmillan and Co., 1866.. Red cloth, decorated in gilt, a.e.g. Frontis and illustrations by John Tenniel. Cloth handsoiled and rubbed, spine extremities frayed, hinges cracked (and with signs of having been recased, with light blue endsheets and the Burn ticket intact), endsheets foxed, scattered foxing and a few finger smudges elsewhere in the text, a few shallow ink bleeds along top and fore-margins of first few leaves, with evidence of same along upper edge of front cover, a few tiny repairs to fore-margins of two leaves (pp.91- 4), a few spots to upper fore-quadrant of lower cover; overall, a heavily read but good, intact copy. Cloth slipcase and chemise. Second British edition, but first published printing. As is common knowledge, Tenniel and Dodgson disliked the reproduction of the drawings in the first printing, and but for a handful of bound copies, the remaining 1952 sets of sheets from the first printing were diverted for use as the American edition via cancel prelims. This second (but first published) impression is essentially the first readily procurable English impression. WILLIAMS & MADAN 33.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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