Saturday, 19 December 2009

Curiouser and curiouser...










A rare edition of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland' has sold at auction for $115,000 (£70,896). The edition was given to ten-year old Alice Liddell in 1846, as a Christmas present, after she proved the inspiration for the story two years previous. Other lots under the hammer, were another first edition which went for £24,659, and a signed letter by Carroll, which sold for £1,222. The items were being sold by children's book collector Pat McInally, who will use the proceeds to buy more A.A. Milne books at a forthcoming sale in London.

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