Half title, front. & illus. by John Tenniel. Sl. later full dark green ripple-grained cloth, boards ruled in gilt, maroon morocco label. Contemp. small round auction label on front board. a.e.g. v.g.
A very nice copy of an early edition. With a contemporary manuscript note on the half title, stating ‘This book was Lord Brabourne’s copy of Alice in Wonderland purchased at the sale of his library June 1893’. Above the note, the unidentified initials ‘GPAP’, presumably the purchaser and author of the note. Another longer note, in the same hand, appears on the initial blank, and refers to the sale of Brabourne’s copy of Alice through the Looking-Glass. Lord Brabourne was a liberal politician. His mother Fanny Catherine Knight, was a niece of Jane Austen; upon her death Brabourne inherited a large volume of correspondence between aunt and niece, which he edited and published as the two-volume collection of Austen’s letters, published in 1884.
Author CARROLL, Lewis.
Publisher Macmillan & Co.
Offered by Jarndyce