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 Article /
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. From official release/information:
Calabasas, CA, December 17, 2009 - Profiles in History, the world's leading auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia, completed a special auction of the Pat McInally Collection of Children's Literature yesterday, December 16. The sale brought in a total of $551,454, led by a First Edition, Dedication Copy of "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There", presented to the original Alice by Lewis Carroll, which sold for $115,000. Other highlights included "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", Beatrix Potter's personal copy specially bound for the First Trade Edition, which sold for $92,000, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", First Edition, first state of the text and first state of the plates which sold for $51,750 and "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There", First Edition, First Issue Presentation copy which sold for $46,000 and also came with two fine original pencil drawings by John Tenniel of Alice and Humpty Dumpty.
(Source: Profiles in History)