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Alice in Wonderland up for Auction


Christie’s Auction House has announced they will be auctioning a rare 1st edition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This copy was found in a ‘recalled Macmillan & Co. pressing of the book.”

From Christie’s Press Release:

Books specialist Francis Wahlgren on a remarkable true first edition published in 1865 — one of only 23 surviving copies

‘This is a true first edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,’ says Francis Wahlgren, Christie’s International Director of Science & Books, of an original 1865 edition of theLewis Carroll fantasy that went on to become one of the most famous works in children’s literature. It will be offered in a stand-alone sale taking place at 12pm on 16 June, immediately following the Books & Manuscripts auction at Christie’s New York.

The auction will take place on June 16th at Christie’s New York. The 1st edition is expected to bring in the neighborhood of $2 – 3 million.


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