Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There FIRST EDITION
Ref. 106079 Edition. First Edition
Illustrated By: John Tenniel
Published By: Macmillan and Co. 1872 (London)
First edition, first impression of the iconic sequel to Alice's Adventures Underground. This particular volume in unique in that is it possibly signed by the author Lewis Carroll. Inscribed to the half title in what appears to be Carroll's hand, in his infamous purple ink, 'Dorothy Furniss / from the Author'. Dorothy Furniss was the daughter of Harry Furniss who worked with Carroll illustrating his book 'Sylvie and Bruno'. Dorothy was born in 1879, several years after the first edition of Through the Looking-Glass, so this could have been a Christening present. Interestingly, we have been informed from a collector that they own the sister copy to this book - being a first edition of Alice's Adventures Underground, also inscribed to Dorothy Furniss. [Unverified]. Hardback, original cloth with gilt tooled border and gilt stamped motif to cover gilt tooled title to spine. All edges gilt. Original dark endpapers. Illustrated frontispiece with tissue guard, fifty illustrations by Tenniel throughout. Rear board detached. Front board until contents page near detached. Lifting to spine. Shelf wear and some fraying to edges. Top right corner of front board bumped. Rubbing. Cracking to gutter. Light marginal spotting to prelims. 'Furniss' of inscription a little faded. Tissue guard to frontispiece creased. Pages lightly toned to the edges with occasional infrequent spotting, otherwise clean. Overall fair condition. Collector's item with a unique and intriguing story.
Book Condition: Fair
Book Type: Book
Inscription: Possibly signed by Lewis Carroll