AUTHOR: DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge: (Lewis Carroll).
TITLE: Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There.
PUBLISHER: London: Macmillan & Co., 1872.
DESCRIPTION: PRE-PUBLICATION PRESENTATION COPY FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE. 1 vol., illustrated By John Tenniel, inscribed by Dodgson on the half-title "Joanna de Morlot Pollock / from the Author / Christmas 1871", in purple ink. Bound in full red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, spine panels tooled with characters from Alice, covers ruled in gilt, covers center panel tooled with the Queens, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, original cloth covers and spine bound in rear, by Bayntun.
CONDITION: IN AS NEW CONDITION.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Joanna de Morlot Pollock (at the time 9 years old) was the daughter of Charles Edward Pollock, and his second wife Georgina Archibald. In 1865 Charles married his third wife, Amy Menella, daughter of Dodgson's cousin Hassard Hume Dodgson. The author attended the wedding, and recorded a visit to the family on 24 June 1866 in his diary, noting "we saw the pretty little Joanna", later that year (30 July) taking her photograph. By the time of a visit in July 1872 he noted that Joanna had "grown out of all recollection...".
Edward Wakeling notes in Lewis Carroll's Diaries that on 8 December 1871 Dodgson had signed only 100 copies of Through the Looking Glass.