AUTHOR: DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge: (Lewis Carroll).
TITLE: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
PUBLISHER: NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1866.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION SECOND ISSUE. 1 vol., 7-5/8" x 5-1/4", frontispiece & 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. Bound in fine full purple morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, covers ruled & paneled in an art nouveau style, green morocco doublures, gilt in a similar style, green silk morie endpapers, top edge gilt, original cloth cover bound in, faint gift inscription to half-title dated "Xmas 1867", hinges expertly repaired, internally clean & bright, housed in a matching full morocco open-ended slipcase.
CONDITION: A VERY GOOD COPY in an exceptional binding.
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.