The Nursery Alice [1st Ed]

Original price was: $950.Current price is: $750.

By Lewis Carroll

First authorised edition of Carroll’s Alice for younger readers

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  • Lewis Carroll’s own adaptation of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland for a younger audience
  • First Edition* [Macmillan & Co, London, 1890] 56pp + An Easter Greeting, Christmas Greetings, advertisements & facsimile specimen page of original manuscript; illustrated boards, bumped and chipped around edges with 3cm sq loss bottom rhs, spine with some minor splits, inner front hinge starting [top half], presentation inscription ffep [1891], water-affected at base with tide mark evident on half-title to 4cm from bottom, marked throughout but illustrations unaffected and bright, a good copy of a hard-to-find title
  • Containing Twenty Coloured Enlargements From John Tenniel’s illustrations
  • NB illustration of Alice fully facing the Cheshire Cat [no profile] on page 34
  • Cover illustrations by E. Gertrude Thomson

*Our copy, with price Four Shillings on title page, is the First Edition as approved by the author [an initial first run of 10,000 copies, printed 1889, was rejected by Carroll with 4000 sent to the US to be bound as the 1st American Edition]