1886 Rare First Edition - Alice's Adventures Under Ground illustrated by Lewis Carroll.
Author : Carrol, Lewis. (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson).
Title : Alice's Adventures Under Ground. Being a facsimile of the Original MS. Book afterwards developed into "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".
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 : Attractive and very good, near fine, original Victorian decorated cloth binding (overall slightly worn and scuffed- as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - mainly on endpapers, nice exlibris of a previous owner - Cicely Gordon - on first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations : Complete with the thirty-seven nice illustrations by the Author.
Estimate : (USD 600 - USD 1200)
The book : Rare and very 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! With "An Easter Greeting." in type at the end.
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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