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CARROLL, Lewis.

Alice's Adventures Under Ground.

Being a Facsimile of the Original MS. Book Afterwards Developed Into "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".

London and New York, Macmillan and Co., 1886 Stock Code: 76687
£1,750.00

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First and only edition, one of 5,000 copies printed of this facsimile of the first draft of Alice's Adventures in the author's hand (about 12,700 words compared to more than 26,700 in the published version), with his own illustrations, the later issue with white endpapers, apparently consisting of remainder sheets put into covers perhaps as late as 1931.

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Description

Octavo. Original red cloth, gilt titles to spine and front board, boards with triple gilt rules, gilt centrepiece to rear board, gilt edges, white endpapers. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

With 37 illustrations by the author in the text.

Condition

Extremities lightly rubbed and sunned, free endpapers browned at inside margin. A very good copy in the jacket with small chips to head and tails of spine and top edge.

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