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The Real Alice's Copy Of 'Through The Looking-Glass' Sells For $115,000 by Profiles in History Press Release
Review by Charles Mohapel
Profiles in History News  ISBN/ITEM#: CM091218PIHCBA
Date: 18 December 2009 / Show Official Info /

The Real Alice's Copy Of "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There" Sells For $115,000, Leading Profiles in History Auction Of Over A Half Million Dollars Worth OF Children's Literary Classics.


  • "The Time Machine: An Invention", First Edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author $25,875
  • The Nursery "Alice", rare First Edition, presentation copy inscribed by Lewis Carroll's sister $17,250
  • "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", First Edition $13,800
  • "The Fellowship of the Ring", First British Edition in dust jacket $11,500
  • "Winnie-the-Pooh", "Now We Are Six", "The House at Pooh Corner", The Christopher Robin Story Book Set of First American Signed, Limited Editions in publisher's boxes $11,500
  • "The Wind in the Willows", Fine First Edition $11,500
  • "Mother Goose in Prose", Baum's first published book for children and the first book appearance of Dorothy of Oz $9,200
  • "The Story of Little Black Sambo" $9,200
  • "Winnie-the-Pooh", "Now We Are Six", "The House at Pooh Corner" Publisher Deluxe Issues in original boxes $9,200
  • "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe", with a fantastic tipped-in Autograph Letter about Narnia by C. S. Lewis $9,200
  • "Wind in the Willows", dialogue script with over 250 of Walt Disney's handwritten annotations throughout $9,200
  • "The Wizard of Oz", presentation copy of the motion picture songs sheet music signed by Harold Arlen and inscribed to screenwriter Mannie Manheim $8,050
  • "The Wizard of Oz", original press book complete with herald $6,900
  • "Alice's Adventures Under Ground", First Edition, presentation copy inscribed by Lewis Carroll to the mother of Edith Blakemore, one of his child-friends $6,900
  • "Peter and Wendy", First American Edition inscribed by J. M. Barrie with a handwritten letter of Barrie $6,900
  • "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", First Edition, one of only 200 soft cover copies printed $5,750

Note: All prices include Hammer Price plus 15% Buyer's Premium.

About Profiles in History:
Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the world's leading auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia. Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia. Their auctions include costumes, props, and set pieces from both vintage and contemporary film, television, and rock 'n roll. Profiles in History's location in Calabasas Hills, CA - virtually a stone's throw away from every major Hollywood studio - ensures a constant flow of fantastic and rare artifacts. With an extensive network of dealers, collectors, and public & private institutions, they are proud to play an important role in the preservation of motion picture history.

Prior Profiles in History Hollywood auctions highlights include the "Cowardly Lion" costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000); a full-scale model T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator 2: Judgment Day ($488,750); a T.I.E. Fighter filming miniature from Star Wars ($402,500); a King Kong six-sheet movie poster ($345,000); the Command Chair from the "U.S.S. Enterprise" ($304,750); Harrison Ford's hero blaster from Blade Runner ($258,750); the original "Robot" from Lost in Space ($264,500); Luke Skywalker's lightsaber ($240,000); a Frankenstein one-sheet movie poster ($212,400); the Black Beauty car from The Green Hornet ($192,000); George Reeves' Superman costume from The Adventures of Superman ($126,500); the H.R. Giger designed Alien creature suit from Alien ($126,500); a full-scale T-Rex head from Jurassic Park ($126,500), the Leaping Alien Warrior figure from Aliens ($126,500), Christopher Reeve's 'Superman' costume from Superman: The Movie ($115,000), C-3PO's helmet ($120,000), The Wizard of Oz 'Winkie' Guard Costume ($115,000); a "Ming the Merciless" cape from Flash Gordon ($115,000) and the Hydraulic screen-used Velociraptor from The Lost World: Jurassic Park II ($115,000).

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