May 16, 2017 - Sale 2448

Sale 2448 - Lot 38

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) CARROLL, LEWIS [Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge]. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. Half-title, frontispiece. 8vo, original red cloth, covers with gilt ornament within triple gilt fillet borders, rebacked with the original spine laid down, scattered soiling; bookplate to front pastedown, ownership inscription on front flyleaf verso; housed in cloth chemise and 1/4 morocco slipcase. New York: Appleton, 1866

Additional Details

first american edition, comprising sheets of the suppressed 1865 first English printing with a new title-page. Poor printing quality forced Carroll to cancel the first edition published by Macmillan in London. He decided, however, to sell the unbound sheets to Appleton in the United States. Those 1000 volumes were bound in England, with a new title-page printed by the Clarendon Press bearing Appleton's name and dated 1866. Williams, Madan, Green 44; Avery 6.