AbeBooks : Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass : US$ 22,500.00

A fantastic set of first editions now housed in a custom red half-morocco bookform box with red cloth sides, banded spine lettered in gilt. Box modestly rubbed and with scuff at top corner. Alice's Adventure in Wonderland. First edition, Macmillan & Co., London (1866), 192 pages. Publisher's red cloth; spine lettered in gilt, boards triple ruled in gilt with medallions to both boards depicting Alice on front, Cheshire Cat on rear; all edges gilt, navy endpapers. Frontispiece protected by tissue guard, and 42 illustrations from the woodcuts by Dalziel after John Tenniel. Joints repaired, edge wear, book plate on front pastedown, gift inscription from Ambrose Lisle March Phillipps de Lisle to his God Daughter Alice Fitzalan Howard (peerage of Britain) on verso of f.f.e., scattered foxing. Through the Looking Glass. And What Alice Found There. First edition, first state with “wade” for “wabe” on page twenty-one. Macmillan & Co., London (1872), 224 pages. Publisher's red cloth; spine lettered in gilt, boards triple ruled in gilt with medallions to both boards; all edges gilt, navy endpapers. Frontispiece protected by tissue guard and 50 illustrations by John Tenniel. Modest soiling, edge wear, bookplate to front pastedown.

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