Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [...] (Twelfth Thousand).
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. Occasional minor spotting, front endpaper repaired at margins. A fine copy.
Williams, Madan, Green & Crutch 46d.