1886 Rare First Edition - Alice's Adventures Under Ground by Lewis Carroll.
Author : Carrol, Lewis. (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson).
Title : Alice's Adventures Under Ground.
Publisher : London, Macmillan & Co, 1886. First Edition. This book is the first edition, limited to 5000 copies, of the facsimile of Dodgson's original manuscript.
Language : Text in English
Size : 7.5 " X 5.5 "
Pages : viii-95 pages
Binding : Good and still attractive original Victorian decorated cloth binding (overall worn, soiled and scuffed- as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight, rare foxing and staining, gift note of a previous owner on half title page - as shown).
Illustrations : Complete with the thirty-seven illustrations by the Author.
Estimate : (USD 500 - USD 1200)
The book : Rare and attractive first edition of Alice's Adventures Underground -- the original manuscript that would eventually be published as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll hand wrote, illustrated, and bound this copy himself and later gave it as a gift to Alice Liddell and her two sisters, Lorina and Edith. A rare find in any condition!
The author: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, which includes the poem "Jabberwocky", and the poem The Hunting of the Snark – all examples of the genre of literary nonsense. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic and fantasy. There are societies in many parts of the world dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of his works and the investigation of his life.
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