SYLVIE AND BRUNO. LEWIS CARROLL.
SYLVIE AND BRUNO
SYLVIE AND BRUNO
SYLVIE AND BRUNO
SYLVIE AND BRUNO
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SYLVIE AND BRUNO

CARROLL,LEWIS. SYLVIE AND BRUNO. London: Macmillan 1889. 8vo (5 1/2 x 7 3/8"), bound by Reviere in full blue calf with extensive tooling on the spine, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins and with the original covers bound in the back. First edition, xiv, 400p. + ads, exept for a few tiny marks on cover this is in Fine, bright condition. 1st edition. (WMG 217). INSCRIBED BY DODGSON IN PURPLE INK ON THE HALF-TITLE: "Lady Harrington with the kindest regards from the Author. December 12, 1889." (Lady Harrington was most likely married to Charles W. Stanhope from the line of Earls of Harrington). This is a fairy story based on characters from a story that Carroll wrote for Aunt Judy's magazine in 1874. Wonderfully illustrated by HARRY FURNISS with full and partial page drawings (using his daughter Dorothy as the model for Sylvie). This, with Sylvie and Bruno Concluded is considered by WMG "the last considerable work issued by Dodgson." (p.164). This is a bright and beautiful copy made extra special by the inscription.

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Price: $3,500.00