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Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There

Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There

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Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There

by Carroll, Lewis

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New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1902. First Edition Thus. Near fine in original vellum covered boards with gilt text on the spine and a raised, gilt image of Alice and gilt text on the front board and the top edge of the text block is gilt. An octavo of 8 3/4 by 5 5/8 inches with a 1/4" closed tear at the head of the spine which is also slightly tanned. Pasted to the front paste down is a book plate from The Pantasote Co., of New York indicating that this copy was presented as an award for the 1908 Limerick Contest. Pasted to the first free end page is the typed letter from The Pantasote Company awarding this copy to the winner of the prize. Also pasted to this page is that award winner's book plate. The book is contained within three quarters of its original, stiff dust jacket; unfortunately, the spine area of the jacket is missing, but the front panel is decorated with a raised image of Alice and the same gilt text that appear on the front board of the book. 211 pages of text with each page surrounded with numerous varied marginal decorations by Robert Murray Wright and further illustrated with 40 plates by Peter Newell. Also, laid-in at the front of the book is an undated newspaper (Times Wide World Photos) photo of Alice (Mrs. Reginald Hargreaves) for whom Lewis Carroll wrote The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland.


Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a work of children's literature by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), generally categorized as literary nonsense. It is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865).


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Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There
Carroll, Lewis
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Harper & Brothers Publishers
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New York and London
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The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Vellum is a sheet of specialty prepared skin of lamb, calf, or goat kid used for binding a book or for printing and writing. ...
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
"Laid In" indicates that there is something which is included with, but not attached to the book, such as a sheet of paper. The...
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,...
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...
Text Block
Most simply the inside pages of a book. More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a book....

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