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    Lewis Carroll: Custom Slipcased Set of Early Printings of Both Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There.
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (London: Macmillan and Co., 1867), eighth thousand (fourth) printing, 192 pages, rebound in modern red full leather with gilt lettering and decoration on the spine and front board and five raised spine bands, 12mo (5" x 7"), housed with Through the Looking Glass in a custom red cloth slipcase. All edges gilt. Original wraps bound-in at the rear of the text. Beautiful modern binding by Bayntun (Riviere), Bath, England. Contains 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. An early printing of the legendary children's tale that introduced Alice and her land of wonder to the world. The book is in fine condition, with the text remarkably clean.
    Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There (London: Macmillan and Co., 1872), first printing, first issue ("wade" at the end of line two of "Jabberwocky" on page 21), 224 pages plus advertisements, rebound in modern red full leather with gilt lettering and decoration on the spine and front board and five raised spine bands, 12mo (5" x 7"), housed with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in a custom red cloth slipcase. All edges gilt. Original wraps bound-in at the rear of the text. Also bound by Bayntun (Riviere), Bath, England. Contains 50 illustrations by John Tenniel. The book is in fine condition, with a virtually flawless inner textblock. A first edition, first issue of Through the Looking Glass is rare, especially preserved in such marvelous condition. Without fear of contradiction, we can say that the set presented here is a must for any fan of Alice or her creator or fine books in general, and was once in the collection of long-time comics dealer and Disneyana collector Bruce Hamilton.


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