DODGSON (CHARLES LUTWIDGE) 'Lewis Carroll'. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPIES, 1897
Lot 151
DODGSON (CHARLES LUTWIDGE) 'Lewis Carroll'. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPIES, 1897
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,300 - 4,900

Lot Details
DODGSON (CHARLES LUTWIDGE) 'Lewis Carroll'. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Through the Looking-Glass, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPIES, 1897
DODGSON (CHARLES LUTWIDGE) 'Lewis Carroll'
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, eighty-sixth thousand [ninth edition, first issue], [Williams, Madan, Green and Crutch 46g]; Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, sixty-first thousand [fourth edition, first issue], [Williams, Madan, Green and Crutch 84c], AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPIES, inscribed on each half-title "Dorothy Jessica Bowles, from the Author. Oct. 26, 1897", wood-engraved illustrations by John Tenniel, later ownership signatures of Penelope Bailey, modern red crushed morocco gilt by Asprey, covers with central medallion portraits in imitation of original bindings, raised spine bands, g.e., slipcase, 8vo, Macmillan, 1897 (2)

Footnotes

  • Inscribed to Dorothy Jessica Bowles (1888-1971), daughter of Dodgson's friend, Thomas ('Tommmy') Gibson Bowles, founder of Vanity Fair and The Lady', and grandfather of the Mitford sisters. Penelope Bailey is presumably the daughter of Dorothy Bowles, who married Col. Percy Bailey.
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