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Le Avventure D'Alice Nel Paese Delle Meraviglie.

CARROLL (Lewis).

CARROLL (Lewis).

Le Avventure D'Alice Nel Paese Delle Meraviglie. Per Lewis Carroll. Tradotte Dall' Inglese Da T. Pietrocola-Rossetti. Con 42 Vignette Di Giovanni Tenniel.

Woodcut frontispiece and woodcuts in the text.

First Edition in Italian. 8vo. [189 x 126 x 18 mm]. [5]ff, 189, [1] pp. Bound in the original bright red cloth, the covers with a gilt three line border and circular centrepieces of Alice and the pig on the front and the Cheshire cat on the rear, spine lettered in gilt, black endleaves, gilt edges. (Cloth on lower joint split at head, upper headcap frayed, corners slightly bumped, text a little loose in the binding).
London: [printed by R. Clay and E. Taylor for] Macmillan and Co., 1872.

A few spots or very minor stains but a good copy of the first Italian edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The first German and French editions were published by Macmillan in 1869. Another edition in Italian was published in Turin by Ermanno Loescher in 1872.

Neat ink inscription on front endleaf: "Mary from Saffo Jan. 1876" and pencil acquisition notes ("Hollings 9th Nov 1948" and "G.F. Sims 21st May 1968").

Stock no. ebc4186

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