Author's presentation copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge (pseud. Lewis Carroll). Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [...] (Twelfth Thousand).

London, Macmillan and Co., 1868.

8vo. (10), 192 pp. Contemporary red full cloth with giltstamped spine-title, giltstamped borders and 2 ornaments on the covers featuring characters from the story. All edges gilt.


Presentation copy of the all-time bestseller illustrated by John Tenniel, signed and inscribed by the author to half-title: "Mary Harriet Rowden, / from the Author. / May 24. 1869". In a lovely binding prepared by the London bookbinder Burn & Co. with their label to lower pastedown, sixth edition.

Mary Harriet Rowden was the daughter of the Revd. Dr Edward Rowden. Her address is given next to the author's inscription in her own hand: "15. S. Giles / Oxford".

Covers slightly spotted. Rebacked with original spine relaid. Occasional minor spotting, front endpaper repaired at margins. Still a good copy.


Williams, Madan, Green & Crutch 46d.

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