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CARROLL, Lewis.

A Tangled Tale.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Macmillan and Co., 1885

Stock Code: 108896

£300
OR On display in Exhibit

Notes

First edition. The book consists of ten mathematical problems, which originally appeared in the Monthly Packet, between April 1880 and May 1885. Dodgson called the puzzles "knots" - a reference to the Alice's remark to the Mouse in Alice in Wonderland, "A knot! Oh, do let me help undo it!"

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Description

Octavo. Original red cloth, title to spine in gilt, triple gilt rules to covers, gilt roundels with motifs to covers, dark green coated endpapers. Housed in a custom red cloth slipcase with brown morocco label.

Illustrations

Frontispiece with tissue-guard, 5 illustrations by Arthur B. Frost.

Condition

With the bookplate of Bertodano Solo to the front pastedown. Spine slightly faded, front hinge split but holding, short closed tear to front free endpaper, occasional light spotting to contents. An excellent copy.

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