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    With a John Tenniel Autograph Letter and Original Drawing

    Lewis Carroll. Sir John Tenniel [illustrator]. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1932.

    Limited edition of 1,500 copies, signed and bound by Frederic Warde on the colophon page. Octavo. 183 pages. This copy without the bound-in page before the title page signed by Alice Hargreaves, the "original" Alice.

    Full red morocco, decoratively gilt-stamped. Wear to the edges. Tender joints. All edges gilt. A very good copy in the publisher's slipcase, moderately worn and browned.

    This copy comes with the fabulous addition of a one-page autograph letter, dated March 29, 1884, which reads in full: "My dear Wingman, / I herewith enclose / a cheque for the chest. / with much thanks - & / a thousand apologies / for not sending it sooner. / In an agony of haste / Yours sincerely / John Tenniel. / Please send a Post card to / say "All right". Also included is a small 3.5 x 4.5 inch original pen and ink drawing on an October 25, 1891 postmarked envelope affixed to the front pastedown which duplicates the illustration on page 110 of the present work. Tenniel has cleverly incorporated the postage stamp into the drawing. LEC Bibliography. Williams, Madan and Green.


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