London: Macmillan & Co., 1872. First edition. A Very Good copy with the cloth worn at the corners and the spine ends. All edges brightly gilt. Internally quite nice, with the misprint "wade" for "wabe" on p. 21.
Carroll’s fantastical sequel to the classic Alice Adventures in Wonderland. Published in 1871, the book follows Alice as she enters a strange alternative world by stepping through a magical mirror. She soon encounters the nonsense poem “Jabberwocky”, which Martin Gardner called “…the greatest of all nonsense poems in English”, and later meets the famed Tweedledee and Tweedledum. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was a sensation when it was first published, and Through The Looking Glass received favorable reviews as well. The novel has been adapted into film, television, and stage. Carroll scholar Florence Becker Lennon calls the novel a "masterpiece — only a shade less than Wonderland" (Lennon, "Escape Through the Looking-Glass," 1971; pp 66-79). Very Good (Item #2518)