AUTHOR: CARROLL, Lewis: (C. L. Dodgson).
TITLE: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
PUBLISHER: New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1866.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION SECOND ISSUE. 1 vol., frontispiece & 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. Bound in publisher's original gilt stamped red cloth, housed in a red morocco backed slipcase, ribbed gilt decorated spine.
CONDITION: Spine relined, general handling to covers, back corners rubbed with some slight loss, neat gift inscription to verso of front endpaper dated 1917, bookplate to front pastedown, textblock clean and bright throughout, all edges gilt, overall much better than it may sound.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is the earliest obtainable issue with the Appleton cancel title page. Macmillan printed around 2,000 copies of the book in 1865, but both artist and author were unhappy with the poor quality printing and insisted it was reprinted before being published. Macmillan sold the rest of the print run to Appleton in New York who published a US edition using a new title page but with the first printing sheets from the 1865 London edition.