Lewis Carroll and Alice: The Collection of Stephen and Nancy Farber
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DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge (“Lewis Carroll”) (1832-1898). Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. New York: D. Appleton, 1866.

8vo (192 x 127 mm). Half-title, with 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. (Some very occasional spotting at margins, else fine). Original gilt decorated red cloth, edges gilt, black coated endpapers (rebacked preserving original spine and endpapers, some soiling to covers). Provenance: penciled gift inscription on half-title dated Christmas 1867.

FIRST EDITION, second (i.e. American) issue, comprising sheets of the suppressed 1865 printing of Alice with new title-page; the variant (no priority) with the “B” in “By” aligned between the “T” and “E” of “Tenniel” on the title-page, and without the hyphen in “Rabbit Hole” on the Contents leaf. “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 [1000] 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: The Warren Weaver Collection, 2). RARE IN ORIGINAL CLOTH. Lovett 2; PMM 354 (the first issue); Williams 9; Williams-Madan-Green-Crutch 44.

[With:] DODGSON. Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. London: Macmillan and Co., 1872 [1871]. 8vo (186 x 127 mm). Half-title, one-page publisher’s ad for Dodgson’s works on Q1v; frontispiece and illustrations by John Tenniel. Original red cloth gilt, edges gilt, black coated endpapers, bound by Burns & Co. with original bookbinder’s ticket on rear pastedown (very light rubbing at extreme ends); housed together with above title in a cloth folding box. Provenance: contemporary gift inscription on half-title dated Christmas 1871.

FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE of p. 21, with the misprint “wade” for “wabe” in the second line of the poem “Jabberwocky”, and with pagination for both page 95 page 98 (no priority). A NEAR FINE COPY with a scarce gift inscription dating the actual publication to December 1871 and not 1872 as is printed on the title-page. Laid in with the rare 4pp. leaflet “To All Child-Readers of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’” as issued. Lovett 13; Williams-Madan-Green-Crutch 84.

 DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge (“Lewis Carroll”) (1832-1898). Al...
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