Through The Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
Illustrated By: John Tenniel
Published By: Macmillan and Co 1872 (London)
First edition, first impression. Signed by the author to the half title page, and dedicated to Dorothy Furniss. Dorothy was the daughter of Harry Furniss, who was friends with Lewis Carroll. Harry was an illustrator, who collaborated with Carroll to illustrate his novel 'Sylvie and Bruno' in 1889. Dorothy wasn't born until 1879 - 7 years after the publication of Through The Looking Glass, so it may well be that this was a christening gift or gift at birth. Inscribed 'Dorothy Furniss from the Author' to the half title page. Furniss a little faded but the rest of the inscription nice and clear. Bound in the original red cloth binding, with gilt triple ruled borders and illustration to boards, and gilt titles to the spine. All edges gilt. Very good condition overall, just minor marking to boards. Cloth to the spine split along the edge closest to the rear board, but not starting to lift at all. Slight cracking to the endpapers but binding still nice and tight. Minor foxing, otherwise contents in nice clean bright condition. Very small closed tear to the bottom edge of the frontispiece. Frontispiece with original tissue guard. Includes fifty illustrations by John Tenniel. A lovely first edition, with excellent provenance, of the counterpart to 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' published 6 years previously'. 224 + 1pp list of authors works.
Book Condition: Very Good
Binding: Hard Back