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[DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge.] CARROLL, Lewis.

The Nursery Alice.

With text adapted to nursery readers.

Published: London: Macmillan and Co., 1890

Stock code: 52237

Price: £9,750

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First published edition. Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title, “For Margery, from the author, Mar. 25 1890.” The original printing of this condensed version of Alice was discarded by Dodgson in much the same way as its 1865 predecessor. Five hundred copies were sent for issue in the USA but even these were apparently destroyed. This 1890 printing exists in at least three states, the present example with “Price Four Shillings” on the title page being the earliest.

Small quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, decorations to boards gilt, two raised bands, titles to spine gilt, with inset coloured onlay to front cover replicating the frontispiece, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Contains 20 coloured enlargements from Tenniel’s illustrations to “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. Some light spotting and browning to a few leaves otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding.

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