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Lot 2: Dodgson (Rev. Charles Lutwidge, 'Lewis Carroll').
Children's & Illustrated Books, Modern First Editions
December 13, 2012
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom
Dodgson (Rev. Charles Lutwidge, 'Lewis Carroll'). The Nursery 'Alice', [3rd issue], People's Edition, 1889, , twenty col. illustrations incl. frontis., publisher's advert to final leaf verso, ?lacks half-title, a little spotting and a few erased blue pencil scribbles, orig. linen-backed col. pict. boards, sl. rubbed and soiled with a little corner wear, binding tightened, 4to. Williams-Madan-Green-Crutch 160. An uncommon edition. Ten thousand copies of the first print run were rejected by Dodgson and the entire print run reprinted. Four thousand of the rejected sheets were sent to the United States and were published with a tipped-in preliminary leaf and title-page dated 1890. In 1891 after the publication of the reprinted edition, some of the remaining sets of six thousand sheets were bound up and over printed 'People's Edition, Price Two Shillings' on the title-page, as found here.. (1)
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