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Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge [aka] Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, First American Edition.

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November 15, 2015 11:00AM


Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge [aka] Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, First American Edition. New York: D. Appleton, 1866.
This octavo edition with the New York imprint consists of the sheets of the suppressed 1865 London printing (first edition) with a new title page; this copy is the variant with the "B" in "By" above and very slightly to the right of the "T" in "Tenniel" on the title page and without the hyphen in "Rabbit-Hole" on the contents page, no priority; 1,000 unbound copies of the London first edition were sold to Appleton in New York after Lewis Carroll decided to cancel the edition in July 1865 because he was dissatisfied with the illustrations; Appleton issued the purchased London sheets as is and released them in this edition with a new title page inserted; with forty-two illustrations from the woodcuts by Dalziel after John Tenniel; this copy is bound in full crushed red morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, with an inlay in ivory, yellow, red, gray, and green leather of the White Rabbit as he appears in chapter eight, as herald of the King and Queen of Hearts; large gilt-tool of Alice talking to the Queen of Hearts on back board, spine tooled and lettered in gilt; original cloth from boards and spine bound in at the back, the spine without mention of publisher; housed in a custom slipcase; original binding pieces stained, 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

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