DODGSON (CHARLES LUTWIDGE) 'LEWIS CARROLL' Through the Looking-glass, and What Alice Found There, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED to "Margaret Evelyn Hardy from the Author. Christmas 1871" in purple ink on the half-title, Macmillan, 1872 [1871]

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DODGSON (CHARLES LUTWIDGE) 'LEWIS CARROLL'
Through the Looking-glass, and What Alice Found There, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED to "Margaret Evelyn Hardy from the Author. Christmas 1871" in purple ink on the half-title, Macmillan, 1872 [1871]

Sold for £ 4,462 (US$ 6,158) inc. premium
DODGSON (CHARLES LUTWIDGE) 'LEWIS CARROLL'
Through the Looking-glass, and What Alice Found There, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED to "Margaret Evelyn Hardy from the Author. Christmas 1871" in purple ink on the half-title, illustrations by John Tenniel, lacks the final 2 leaves (advertisement and printer's details), tear without loss to pp.29/30, pencil scribble in 2 margin, later red calf gilt, g.e. [Handbook 84], 8vo, Macmillan, 1872 [1871]

Footnotes

  • PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY DODGSON IN PURPLE INK - IN THE MONTH OF PUBLICATION - to one of his young female readers. Although the date on the title-page is 1872 the book was issued in December 1871, Dodgson himself receiving his copy on the 6th of the month.

    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' Through the Looking-glass, and What Alice Found There, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED to "Margaret Evelyn Hardy from the Author. Christmas 1871" in purple ink on the half-title, Macmillan, 1872 [1871]
DODGSON (CHARLES LUTWIDGE) 'LEWIS CARROLL' Through the Looking-glass, and What Alice Found There, FIRST EDITION, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED to "Margaret Evelyn Hardy from the Author. Christmas 1871" in purple ink on the half-title, Macmillan, 1872 [1871]
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