Sylvie and Bruno Concluded.

Carroll (Lewis, i.e. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)

Sylvie and Bruno Concluded.

With Forty-Six Illustrations by Harry Furniss.

Description: FIRST EDITION, first issue, tissue-guarded frontispiece, advertisement leaf (Williams 219) loosely inserted, pp.xxxi, 423, [6], 8vo, original red cloth with gilt triple fillet border and illustrations stamped in gilt to both boards, a.e.g., black endpapers with crease to bottom corner of flyleaf, dustjacket with publisher's repricing sticker to slightly darkened backstrip panel, a little splitting to folds and light chipping to corners, small trace of newspaper-clipping sometime adhered to front flap, bottom corners slightly bumped, very good

Publication Details: Macmillan, 1893

Notes: Carroll's advertisement (Williams 219), issued with this edition, is generally discarded. It reflects his admirable, nearly obsessive, concern with the production qualities of his books: 'I am deeply annoyed to find that the last issue of "Through the Looking-Glass," ... has been put on sale without its being noticed that most of the pictures have failed so much, in the printing, as to make the book not worth buying.' He asked that copies be returned to the publisher in return for copies of the next issue. Those returned he proposed giving to 'Mechanics' Institutes, Village Reading-Rooms, and ...more

Bibliography: (Williams 216: Parrish Catalogue 51)

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Price: £325

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1893

Stock Number: 56108

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