Rare First Edition of Alice in Wonderland to be Auctioned

By Dianna Dilworth 

alices-adventures-in-wonderland-first-edition-1865A rare first edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is up for auction next month.

The copy comes from a recalled Macmillan & Co. pressing of the book and is expected to fetch $2-3 million. Here is more from Christie’s:

Lewis Carroll requested 50 advance copies to give away. A few days later Carroll heard from Tenniel that he was ‘entirely dissatisfied with the printing of the pictures.’ Carroll withdrew the entire edition of 2000 and asked for the advance copies he had sent to be returned.

The auction will take place at 12pm on June 16th, immediately following the Books & Manuscripts auction at Christie’s New York.