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CARROLL, Lewis.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

With Forty-Two Illustrations by John Tenniel.

New York: D. Appleton, 1866 Stock Code: 116108
£37,500.00
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In the original cloth, the first practicably obtainable issue of the original sheets

First edition, second issue: the first practicably obtainable issue of the original sheets, comprising sheets of the suppressed 1865 printing of Alice with the Appleton cancel title page. The issue consisted of 1,000 copies, using the first printing sheets but with new tipped-in title pages also printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford. Dodgson authorized the sale to America on 10 April 1866 and was invoiced for the printing of the American title pages on 26 May.

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Description

Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, triple gilt rules to covers, gilt roundels with "Alice" motifs to covers, dark green endpapers, edges gilt. Housed in a custom red cloth flat-back box.

Illustrations

Frontispiece with tissue-guard and 41 illustrations by John Tenniel.

Condition

Provenance: S. H. W[illiams] of Inner Temple with bookplate to front pastedown of both book and box. A little wear to spine ends and tips, a couple of light marks to cloth, tiny spot of abrasion to front free endpaper, front hinge split but holding, rear hinge partly split, but text block sound. An excellent copy in bright cloth.

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