CARROLL, LEWIS (CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON) Sylvie and Bruno [And:] Sylvie and Bruno Concluded.
Two volumes, both in publisher's red gilt stamped cloth, slipcase. Comprising: Sylvie and Bruno. London: MacMillan, 1889. First edition, a presentation copy inscribed by Lewis Carroll: "Mrs. Jackson/From the Author [flourish]/Dec. 12. 1889"; and Sylvie and Bruno Concluded. London: MacMillan, 1893. First edition, with the Advertisement leaf signed in print by Carroll at Christmas 1893 laid-in. Both 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches; 423 pp., ads; 400 pp., ads, illustrated by Harry Furniss. Sylvie and Bruno with a slight lean, lightly faded and with a few small black stains to rear cover, the rear hinge cracked; Sylvie and Bruno Concluded with cracked hinges, a slight fade to spine with a few stains, dampstain to the corner of the Advertisement leaf.
A presentation copy of the first volume of Lewis Carroll's last major work. Present is also the uncommon Advertisement leaf in the second volume written by Carroll requesting the return of copies of a recent issue of Through the Looking Glass due to the poor quality of the illustrations. This set with a slip laid-in indicating it sold previously by Maurice Inman, Inc.
Williams, Madan, Green and Crutch. The Lewis Carroll Handbook,217; 250.
C The Julius and Theodore Cohn Library
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