By Lewis Carroll; Martin Gardner
London   Macmillan
9" by 6" 5-37 [3]pp
The first edition of this suppressed episode of 'Through the Looking Glass', which Carroll was advised to cut by his illustrator.
By Lewis Carroll; Martin Gardner

1977 The Wasp in a Wig, A "Supressed" Episode of Through The Looking Glass

London   Macmillan
9" by 6" 5-37 [3]pp
The first edition of this suppressed episode of 'Through the Looking Glass', which Carroll was advised to cut by his illustrator.
£55.00
: 0.5kgs / : 878F37

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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper

The first edition of this work, with the publisher's original price clipped dust wrapper.

Illustrated with a frontispiece by Ken Leeder, in the style of Tenniel, and with facsimiles of Carroll's text.

A thought-lost part of Lewis Carroll's beloved tale, 'Through the Looking Glass,' published for the first time in this work, alongside notes by Martin Gardner.

This episode follows Alice as she encounters a working-class wasp, who has lost his hair and so wears a yellow wig. It was advised to Carroll by John Tenniel, his illustrator, that a wasp wearing a wig is 'altogether beyond the appliances of art', and so it was decided to cut the episode.

It was thought to have been lost, until proofs of the passage turned up at Sotheby's.

Condition

In the publisher's original cloth binding, with clipped dust wrapper. Externally, fine. Dust wrapper exceptionally bright. Light spotting to endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.

Fine

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