(#173011) THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE ... With fifty Illustrations by John Tenniel. Lewis Carroll, C. L. Dodgson.

THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE ... With fifty Illustrations by John Tenniel. Boston: Lee and Shepard. New York: Lee, Shepard, and Dillingham, 1872. Octavo, pp. [1-12] [1] 2-224, flyleaves at front and rear, fifty illustrations by John Tenniel, publisher's pictorial pebbled blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in gold and blind, all edges plain, brown coated endpapers. First U.S. edition. The sheets of the American edition are probably the same as those used for the British first printing for they have Macmillan's device, and the misprint "Wade" for "Wabe" on page 21. "THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS has the added discipline of being based on a chess game, an ingenious contrivance that brings structure to the surrealism and makes the sequel a more accomplished and successful work. The second Alice book is quoted more often that the first (though most people believe they are quoting from the first), and features the poems 'Jabberwocky' and 'The Walrus and the Carpenter.'" - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 169. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-11 and (1981) 1-37. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror 3-17. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-23. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 7-16. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2278-82. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, p. 61. Bleiler (1948), p. 73. Reginald 02674. See Williams, Madan and Green 84. Cloth worn at spine ends and corners, stain on rear cover, inner front hinge cracked, front flyleaf missing, scattered foxing to text block, chocolate stain on page 79, a good copy. (#173011).

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