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1872 Through The Looking Glass : Lewis Carroll : First Edition & First Issue VGC

1872 Through The Looking Glass : Lewis Carroll : First Edition & First Issue VGC

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Through The Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

By Lewis Carroll

Published by Macmillan & Co, London, 1872. First edition and first issue with the misprint 'Wade' instead of 'Wabe' on page 21. Dated 1872 but actually published in time for Christmas 1871. 8vo, Hardback book in original publisher's cloth, gilt to all edges, black clay endpapers, 224 pages, plus 1 page at the rear advertising other works by Lewis Carroll. Illustrated with fifty engravings by John Tenniel.

CONDITION

A very good true first edition, The cloth binding is in good condition with just a little crease to the cloth on the front board as can be seen in the images provided. The spine is good with light rubbing to the head and tail and the cloth hasn't darkened at the spin as much as found on other first editions. The endpapers are very good and the inner hinges are secure with no cracking. There is a previous owner's bookplate pasted to the inside front board. All contents present including the tissue guard that protects the frontispiece. The pages are in lovely clean condition throughout and are free from foxing, stains etc. Internally very clean. No names or writing to the book. Overall a very good first edition  first issue.
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