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Carroll, Lewis [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson]
THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE. LONDON: MACMILLAN AND CO., 1882
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Carroll, Lewis [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson]
THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE. LONDON: MACMILLAN AND CO., 1882
Estimate
12,00016,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
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Carroll, Lewis [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson]
THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE. LONDON: MACMILLAN AND CO., 1882
8vo (180 x 120mm.), second edition ("fifty-first thousand"), PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ("Mary Frances Fuller | with the affectionate regards | of her old friend the Author. | Oct. 1882") on half-title, illustrations after John Tenniel, ORIGINAL PRESENTATION BINDING in white boards gilt, gilt edges, collector's slipcase, some browning, occasional fingersoiling, two newspaper clippings laid down to rear blank with corresponding browning, lower hinge splitting, binding soiled, covers slightly bowed and with minor abrasion
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Literature

Williams, Madan, Green and Crutch 84a

Catalogue Note

During August 1869 Carroll met three sisters on a train. They were the daughters of the physician, James Samuel Drury (1822-65): Mary ("Minnie") Frances (1859-1935), Isabella ("Ella") Maude (1862-84) and Emily ("Emmie") Henrietta (1864-1930).

Minnie's daughter later recounted the meeting: "They saw a clergyman on the platform, passing and re-passing the carriage window; and, just as my children would have done, they hoped he wouldn't get in. He did get in and amused them all the way to London with puzzles, paper toys and stories... The friendship continued all through my mother's married life, and I remember him coming from the time I was quite a small child to stay with us..." (see Edward Wakeling, Lewis Carroll: The Man and his Circle, 2015, p. 256).

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