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


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

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 1/2 red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, gilt lettered blue and tan morocco spine labels, gilt green morocco floral onalys in each panel, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, by Krumin of Boston.

CONDITION: Inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, internally clean and bright, a VERY GOOD copy.

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.

Though the execution of the binding is quite skilled the only reference we can find on "Krumin of Boston" is a reference in a 1922 Boston trade directory that he Henry Krumin, registered as a binder and lived and or worked at 88 Moody St. in Boston. We were also able to locate a clamshell box in the British Library also noted as stamped "Krumin of Boston".