DODGSON (CHARLES LUTWIDGE) 'Lewis Carroll' Alice's Abenteuer im Wunderland, first edition in German, translated by Antonie Zimmermann, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED to "Margaret Evelyn Hardy from the Author" in brown ink on the half-title, Macmillan, 1869

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DODGSON (CHARLES LUTWIDGE) 'Lewis Carroll'
Alice's Abenteuer im Wunderland, first edition in German, translated by Antonie Zimmermann, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED to "Margaret Evelyn Hardy from the Author" in brown ink on the half-title, Macmillan, 1869

Sold for £ 3,825 (US$ 5,327) inc. premium
DODGSON (CHARLES LUTWIDGE) 'Lewis Carroll'
Alice's Abenteuer im Wunderland, first edition in German, translated by Antonie Zimmermann, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED to "Margaret Evelyn Hardy from the Author" in brown ink on the half-title, frontispiece and illustrations by John Tenniel, light soiling and fingering, small dampstain at margin of of a few leaves, small pencil date "1871" added on title, brown endpapers, publisher's (variant) green pictorial cloth gilt, g.e., Burn & Co. binder's ticket on rear pastedown, some abrasions and bubbling to sides, hinges cracked [Handbook 71], 8vo, Macmillan, 1869

Footnotes

  • PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE IN GERMAN OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND, inscribed to one of Dodgson's young female readers. The German edition was the first foreign language edition of Alice to appear. "The reproductions of the woodcuts in this German edition are excellent" (Madan and Williams).

    Provenance: Margaret Evelyn Gathorne-Hardy (1858-1943), presentation inscription from the author. See lot 176 for details of their relationship.
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DODGSON (CHARLES LUTWIDGE) 'Lewis Carroll' Alice's Abenteuer im Wunderland, first edition in German, translated by Antonie Zimmermann, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED to "Margaret Evelyn Hardy from the Author" in brown ink on the half-title, Macmillan, 1869
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