DODGSON, Charles L. (Lewis Carroll). Alice's Abenteuer im Wunderland. (FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST FORGEIN LANGUAGE TRANSLATION OF ALICE - 1869)
AUTHOR: DODGSON, Charles L. (Lewis Carroll).
TITLE: Alice's Abenteuer im Wunderland.
PUBLISHER: London: Macmillan und Comp., 1869.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE PRESENTATION COPY OF THE FIRST FOREIGN LANGUAGE TRANSLATION OF ALICE! 1 vol., inscribed on the half-title "Georgina Balfour from the Author", illustrated by John Tenniel. Bound in the publishers original gilt stamped green cloth, all edges gilt, with the original "Burn" binders tick to lower corner of rear pastedown.
CONDITION: Inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine with some mild rubbing without loss, back corners lightly rubbed, occasional mild foxing otherwise a NICE COPY.
REFERENCE: WMG 71
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This copy last appeared at auction in May 20, 1950 at Sotheby's in one lot containing 2 A.L.S.'s and this book.
Georgina Balfour was the recipient of one of the 1865 Alice's. There's a letter dated Nov. 14, 1865 which asks her to please return her copy as it was "so badly printed". There were 4 families named Balfour. Georgina belongs to the northern Balfours who have been family friends since Dodgson's boyhood.