DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge: (Lewis Carroll). Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. (1866 - FIRST LONDON EDITION)


AUTHOR: DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge: (Lewis Carroll). 

TITLE: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. 

PUBLISHER: London: Macmillan & Co., 1866.

DESCRIPTION: FIRST LONDON EDITION. 1 vol., illustrated By John Tenniel.  Bound in full green morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, covers triple ruled in gilt, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, original clothe covers and spine bound in rear, by Ringer & Hertzberg.

CONDITION: Hinges fine, head of spine renewed, internally clean and bright, overall VERY GOOD.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Ernst Hertzberg was born in Gramzow, Germany in 1853. At age thirteen Ernst made a decision to leave Germany and move to Chicago, Illinois.  It wasn't long before he used his apprenticeship talents to get a job at Ringer Bookbindery as a finisher. He progressed rapidly with his talent for designing and finishing fine bindings. In the next four or five years Ernst married and started a family of his own. He also became a partner in the Ringer Bindery, and it became known as the Ringer & Hertzberg Bindery.  Ernst had five sons and two daughters. As the years went on, all of his sons and daughters worked at the bookbinding trade. Under their father's teaching, most learned the skills and craftsmanship of the bookbinding art.  Ernst bought out his partner, who wanted to retire, and was able to establish a new bindery. He called it the Monastery Hill Bindery.