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1887 Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll / Early Copy / Fifty Illustrations by Tenniel / Only 15 Years After Very First Edition

1887 Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll / Early Copy / Fifty Illustrations by Tenniel / Only 15 Years After Very First Edition

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Here is a lovely early antique edition of Through the Looking Glass and What Alice found there published in 1887 by Macmillan and Company, London. Macmillan published the original version of Carroll's classic dated 1872. This copy is from just fifteen years later, and the contents and illustrations are the same as would have been in that very first edition. This is the larger format as first published and not the more common miniature people's editions which were published later. This copy is 137 years old and so inevitably has a few signs of age, detailed below, but remains a firmly bound and attractive antique edition.

This copy has not been written in and there are no other markings of previous ownership. Has cracked hinges at the front and back but holding firm and in no way effecting the binding of the text block which is good and strong. A couple of pages in the middle of the book are loose at the bottom, but remain firmly attached at the top. With some mild spotting to the frontispiece and tissue guard with the latter also having a crease. Inside the pages have some dark handling marks. All edged are shiny gilt.

In the original red cloth covered boards with gilt design to the front, back and spine being the same as with the first edition. Has a few marks to the cloth on the front, some fading to the cloth on the spine and some slight bobbling up of the cloth from the board at the bottom rear corner. See close-up photo and video for these in detail. With a little rubbing to the cloth at the corner tips and spine ends. Otherwise the red and gilt remain bright and this is a lovely antique copy of the a children's classic.

Your copy of Alice's Adventures Through The Looking Glass will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon* and sent well packaged. I am always happy to include a gift card with a message.

H 19.5 cm x W 14 cm, 224 pages, 0.47 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. (There are just a very few countries which I am unable to ship to).

* If you would prefer for your book not to be decoratively wrapped but sent simply in the full protective packaging please add a note to the order.

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