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Lewis Carrol - A tangled tale - 1885

Lewis Carrol - A tangled tale - 1885

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Lewis Carrol - A tangled tale - 1885
Literature - Quantity: 1 - Book

Wonderfully preserved first edition, and first issue numbered 2nd thousand of ‘A tangled tale’ by Lewis Carrol, with six illustrations by Arthur B. Frost, published by Macmillan and Co. (1885).

This book is undoubtedly the piece of work in which the mathematician formation of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, real name of Lewis Carrol, prevails .A set of ten tales, or ‘knots’ as the author defines them, each embodying at least one mathematical problem, puzzle or riddle with an appendix of answers.
A great collectible and a lovely gift worthy book to stimulate the mind.


Condition: very good to fine. Original publisher’s bright red cloth with decorative gilt medallions to front & rear boards and gilt lettering to spine. All edges gilt. Boards and corners straight . Solid and tight binding and hinges. Internally clean and free of markings other than antique previous owner signature on front end paper. Wth six illustrations by Arthur B. Frost. Small 8vo.

A rarely bright and solid copy of one of the first 2thousand ever printed of this curious piece of literature.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Lewis Carrol
Book Title
A tangled tale
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1885
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
McMillan and Co. London
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Number of pages
152
Dimensions
19×13 cm
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