Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
FIRST EDITION, beautifully bound.
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its hardly less famous sequel Through the Looking Glass, although ostensibly written for children... are unique among 'juveniles' in appealing equally if not more strongly to adults. Written by an Oxford don, a clergyman, and a professional mathematician, they abound in characters- the White Knight, the Red Queen, the Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty- who are part of everybody's mental furniture. And the philosophic profundity of scores, if not hundreds, of these characters' observations, long household words wherever English is spoken, gains mightily from the delicious fantasy of their setting" (Printing and the Mind of Man, 354).
London: MacMillan, 1872. Octavo, recent full morocco gilt. A fine copy.