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Auction: 1866 edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Now for auction at Christies: a copy of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” from 1866!

Cover of 1866 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland copy

Title page of 1866 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland copy

The 1866 edition is the unofficial second edition, but the official first edition of the book, as the 1865 edition was recalled. It was set by Richard Clay and published by Macmillan & Co.

This copy is the first issue with page 30 correctly numbered, with pale blue endpapers (instead of the more usual dark green), and with the inverted ‘S’ in the last line of the Contents page. It is in a very good condition. Hence the steep price, which is estimated at $20,000-$30,000…

Auction details: https://www.christies.com/lot/lot-6332151

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