THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. And what Alice found there.
by CARROLL. LEWIS
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London, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Macmillan and Co. London. 1872. EARLY EDITION. (Twenty-fifth thousand). 8vo. (7.4 x 5.3 inches). Illustrated with fifty line illustrations by John Tenniel. Previous owners neat 3 line name and date (Juy 1872) on the half title page. A Very good clean copy in recent binding of full red Morocco leather binding. Spine with raised bands, each with vertical gilt ruled lines, the compartments decorated with gilt designs & lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on bevelled edged boards, decorated with floral corner pieces. All edges gilt. Yellow endpapers. Some rubbing to the corners and spine but overall a very good attractive copy of this early edition.
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a work of children's literature by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), generally categorized as literary nonsense. It is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865).
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