by Carroll, Lewis. Tenniel, John (illustrations)
NY: Macmillan. Later Printings. Hardcover. Good+. An "old shoe" pairing later printings of original US editions of perhaps the most famous children's fantasy of all time. WONDERLAND is stated 100th thousand in Macmillan catalog at rear. 392 + 4p ads in rear. This copy had been rebacked and the title page is missing. LOOKING GLASS is stated 50th thousand, on title page and dated 1881 in its original blue cloth stamped in black and gilt, 224 + 8p ads in rear. Both solidly bound, paper over inside hinges revealed here and there. Covers moderately soiled and edges, spine ends worn like old, well-read books get as they grow old. Ownership names in pencil from 1885 then 1930. Great reading copies of later printings of the original US editions. Sold as a pair.
(Inventory #: 012498)