ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND

First edition, first issue. Inscribed by the author. publisher's original red cloth with decorative titles in gilt to the spine and upper board, upper and lower boards triple ruled in gilt, and a small gilt illustration to the lower board. All edges gilt. Black [first issue] endpapers. The author's handwritten text and thirty-seven illustrations printed in facsimile of the original manuscript throughout. A superb very near fine copy, the binding firm with only light bumping at the spine tips, the cloth bright and fresh. The contents with hinges sound, are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Housed in a bespoke quarter red morocco solander case. A stellar example.

Inscribed by Lewis Carroll in black ink on the half title "Agnes Miller / from the author / Oct 23, 1897 [within a flourish]". A facsimile of the original manuscript hand written and illustrated by Lewis Carroll that was later developed into the beloved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Carroll's illustrations were used as a reference point by John Tenniel when creating his now iconic Alice in Wonderland illustrations, and many are indeed very similar to those in this book.

Stock code: 20413

£8,500

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Authors:

CARROLL, Lewis
pseudonym of DODGSON, Charles Ludwige

Published:

London: Macmillan and Co.
1886

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