THE EARLIEST OBTAINABLE PRINTING OF "ALICE" (1866)

DODGSON, C. L. (CARROLL, Lewis)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Published: New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1866.

Date: 1866

FIRST EDITION SECOND ISSUE. 1 vol., frontispiece & 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. Bound in publisher's original gilt stamped red cloth, spine expertly relined, hinges repaired, general spotting and handling to binding, pastedowns and endpapers renewed, early ownership signature to recto of frontis, textblock clean and bright throughout, all edges gilt, overall much better than it may sound, housed in a felt lined tan cloth clamshell slipcase, gilt lettered green morocco spine label.

Note
This is the earliest obtainable issue with the Appleton cancel title page. Macmillan printed around 2,000 copies of the book in 1865, but both artist and author were unhappy with the poor quality printing and insisted it was reprinted before being published. Macmillan sold the rest of the print run to Appleton in New York who published a US edition using a new title page but with the first printing sheets from the 1865 London edition.

Illustrated
John Tenniel

Binding
Hardcover

US$5900

Offered by D & D Galleries