Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. New York: D. Appleton, 1866." />
New York, Park Avenue
9 December 1998
DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge ("Lewis Carroll"), 1832-1898. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. New York: D. Appleton, 1866.
8o (199 x 130 mm). With 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. Original red cloth, g.e. (skilful repairs to extreme ends of spine, fore-corners with slight wear); tan half calf folding case.
FIRST EDITION, second (i.e., the American re-) issue, comprising sheets of the suppressed 1865 printing of Alice with new title-page; the variant (no priority) with the "B" in "By" above the "T" in "Tenniel" on title-page and with the hyphen in "Rabbit-Hole" on 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). Actually a very good copy of a book now difficult to find in superior condition. 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.
Provenance: Lallie V. Dexter (early gift inscription to her from an uncle on half-title).
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