Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. London: [Richard Clay for] Macmillan, 1866." />
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9 December 1998
DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge ("Lewis Carroll"). Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. London: [Richard Clay for] Macmillan, 1866.
8o (185 x 127 mm). With 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. Original red cloth, gilt-stamped, spine gilt-lettered, g.e., Burn & Co. binder's ticket at rear inside cover (tiny stain at lower edge of rear cover, some slight rubbing at extremities, a signature just beginning to detach); red morocco gilt folding case.
Second Edition (i.e. First Authorized Edition) and First Published English Edition, in the earliest state with pale blue endpapers (rather than the more usual dark green), with inverted "S" in the last line of Contents page. For this new edition the book was re-set by the printer Richard Clay from a copy of the 1865 Alice (prepared by The Clarendon Press, Oxford); it is this version which formed the basis for all future Macmillan editions. A nearly fine copy (for this book). PMM 354 (note); Williams-Madan-Green-Crutch 46.
Provenance: Paul Francis Webster (bookplate; sale, Sotheby's New York, 24 April 1985, lot 32).
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