Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
First edition, second issue. This is the first obtainable issue with the Appleton cancel title page. Macmillan printed around 2000 copies of the book in 1865, but both artist and author were unhappy with the poor quality printing and insisted it was reprinted before being published. Only a few copies of this exist, Macmillan sold the rest of the print run to Appleton in New York who published a US edition using a new title page but with the first printing sheets from the London edition.
Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule and pictorial decoration to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, dark green endpapers, all edges gilt. With frontispiece and 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. Some occasional mild foxing, an excellent copy.
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