First US edition of Through the Looking Glass auctioned

On 11 December, Sotheby’s is auctioning an American first edition of Through the Looking Glass and what Alice found there.

This first edition is a ‘re-covered’ copy, meaning it has gotten a new dust-jacket, designed by Peter Blake.

TTLG 1st US edition TTLG 1st US edition cover

The book has the original pictorial brown cloth gilt. It was publised in Boston by Lee and Shepard, and in New York by Lee, Shepard, and Dillingham, in 1872. It includes the typo “wade” in stead of “wabe” on page 21.

Estimated price: 2,000 to 3,000 GBP

This is a charity auction, raising money for The House of Illustration.

More info about this item and the auction can be found at the site of Sotheby’s.

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