1887 Rare Victorian Book - Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll


$200 USD


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Author : CARROLL, Lewis (John Tenniel, illustrator)
Title : Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There.
Publisher : London and New York, Macmillan & Co, 1887. 59th Thousand.
Language : Text in English
Size : 7.5 " X 5 "
Pages : 224 pages
Binding : Very good original Victorian decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover. 
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, name of a previous owner on the half title page). 
Illustrations : Including 50 illustrations by John Tenniel.

Estimate : (USD 175 - USD 300)

The book : Rare and attractive edition of the Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll. It is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). Set some six months later than the earlier book, Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that she can see beyond it. Through the Looking-Glass includes such celebrated verses as "Jabberwocky" and "The Walrus and the Carpenter", and the episode involving Tweedledum and Tweedledee. The mirror which inspired Carroll remains displayed in Charlton Kings.

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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