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    Lewis Carroll. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1932. [Together with:] Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935. First LEC editions, each limited to 1500 copies, of which Wonderland is number 675 and Looking-Glass is 1,378; both signed by Alice Hargreaves (née Liddell), Carroll's inspiration for the Alice books. Together, two volumes; small quartos (8.5 x 5.5 inches; 220 x 140 mm.). Engravings on wood after Tenniel's originals. Publisher's matching red (Wonderland) and blue (Looking-Glass) morocco, spines lettered and stamped in gilt, boards elaborately stamped in gilt; in original cloth slipcases. Backstrips faintly dulled, Looking-Glass slightly more so; spine ends a little worn, again more prevalent on the sequel; corners rubbed. Light offsetting to the rear pastedowns. Slipcase spine panels and the edges of Wonderland faintly toned; trace light wear or soiling. Near fine; housed in matching custom chemises and slipcases; the top face of Wonderland is detached but present. Not all copies in this edition were signed by Hargreaves. From the James C. Seacrest Collection.

    More Information: Alice Hargreaves (1852-1934) was one of ten children born to Henry Liddell, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll's real name) was a family friend of the Liddells, and Alice was a photography subject of Dodgson's. Legend has it that Dodgson invented Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for her whilst on a boating trip.

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