Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. New York: D. Appleton, 1866." />
5 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 21,250
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge ("Lewis Carroll") (1832-1898). Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. New York: D. Appleton, 1866.
8o (192 x 128 mm). With 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. (Gathering H very slightly sprung.) Original red cloth gilt, all edges gilt (head and foot of the spine just touched, a bit cocked).
FIRST EDITION, second (i.e., the American re-) issue, comprising sheets of the suppressed 1865 London printing of Alice with a new title-page; the variant (no priority) with the "B" in "By" above and very slightly to the right of the "T" in "Tenniel" on title-page and with the hyphen in "Rabbit-Hole" on the "Contents" page. "This second issue comprises those copies of the first edition still unbound when Lewis Carroll decided in July 1865 to cancel the edition. In 1866 the copies on hand were sold to Appleton, and  new title-pages were printed at Oxford, replacing the originals. The binding was evidently done in England, duplicating that for the first issue except in the substitution of Appleton's name for Macmillan at the foot of the spine and in the omission of a [Burn & Co.] binder's ticket. Textually the Appleton issue agrees with the Macmillan 1865, the only difference being the cancel title-page" (Lewis Carroll at Texas). Robert N. Taylor, compiler, Lewis Carroll at Texas: The Warren Weaver Collection... Austin: The University of Texas, , no. 2; PMM 354 (the first issue); Williams-Madan-Green-Crutch 44. A BRIGHT COPY.
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