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The following item has been reported missing: .  Alice's Adventures Under Ground. Being a Facsimile of the Original Ms. Book Afterwards Developed into "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." With Thirty-Seven Illustrations by the Author.  London and New York: Macmillan, 1886.  8vo, original decorated red cloth, gilt lettering, a.e.g.  First edition.  Lewis Carroll Handbook 194; Williams 52; NCBEL III, 978.  ¶ The facsimile of the manuscript that was the genesis of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, attractively produced in a format somewhat similar to the original Alice. ¶ Inscribed in purple ink on the half-title to a young girl "Dorothy Katherine Comyns Carr / From the Author / Feb. 2. 1888." Dorothy Carr's father, Joseph Williams Comyns Carr (1849-1916), was the well known theatre and art critic, gallery owner, editor, playwright and producer (see the DNB), while his wife Alice was a close friend and occasional costume designer for the actress Ellen Terry, the latter also a lifelong friend of Dodgson.  Cloth slightly worn and soiled; rear hinge just starting, but sound; fine copy, enclosed in a quarter morocco clamshell box. If you have any information on this item, please contact John Crichton at 415-398-0414 or

Still missing as of 5/24/2019.