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Lot 89: Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, second (first published) edition, 1866.

Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper: Day One

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15 November 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, second (first published) edition, 1866.
  • Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, second (first published) edition, 1866.
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Description: [Dodgson (Charles Lutwidge)] "Lewis Carroll". Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, second (first published) edition, with the inverted 'S' in the last line of the Contents page, half-title, 42 illustrations by John Tenniel, tissue-guard to title, a few marks and occasional light soiling to text, very occasional scattered spotting, light blue endpapers, front free endpaper a little creased and with early ink presentation inscription, original red cloth, gilt stamped, spine lettered in gilt, spine skilfully repaired with minor restoration to spine ends, corners slightly bumped, a little rubbed, still in effect an excellent example, preserved in folding chemise and custom morocco slip-case with pull-off lid, (lightly rubbed at extremities), [cf. PMM 354], 8vo, 1866. ⁂ An excellent example of Dodgson's classic work. This copy in the earliest state with the light blue (as opposed to green) endpapers. The publishing history of this work is well-documented - the 1865 edition was suppressed by Dodgson on account of the inferior printing quality with only a handful of those copies escaping into the wider world (and now all but impossible to obtain). This edition was then printed for the English market, with around 500 of the 1865 edition being shipped to America with a new title-page. Copies of the first published edition in original cloth and in good condition are increasingly scarce.

Notes: Category: Literature, Manuscripts and History

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