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    Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (writing as Lewis Carroll) - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Second American Edition, 1870, Boston: Lee and Shepard. Quarto, burgundy library binding with gilt-stamped spine. Condition: Good, with loose front and back hinges, some soiling/staining and edge tears throughout. 42 Illustrations by John Tenniel, a few of which have had amateur watercoloring applied to them. Written in 1865 after an afternoon's boat trip with the author, a companion, and three young girls (one of whom, Alice Pleasance Liddell, became the titular heroine), this beloved work of children's literature has earned its well-deserved classic status. Fraught with puns, anagrams, satire, and inspired nonsense, Dodgson's Wonderland is a magical place that has served as the basis for countless stage plays, movies, TV shows, songs and stories throughout the years. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was first published in 1866. That first edition, of which only 22 copies are known to exist, is quite prized by collectors. In 1998, one of the few copies held in private hands (17 of the known 22 reside in permanent library collections) realized a staggering $1.5 million at auction. The book was first published in America in 1869, with sales strong enough to warrant a second printing the following year. interestingly, it seems that the second American edition is harder to find today than the first. The copy offered here will make an affordable addition to any Alice-aficionado's library.

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    October, 2004
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