THE WASP IN A WIG. A suppressed episode of Through the looking glass and what Alice found there. With a preface, introduction and notes by Martin Gardner. CARROLL. LEWIS.

THE WASP IN A WIG. A suppressed episode of Through the looking glass and what Alice found there. With a preface, introduction and notes by Martin Gardner.

Macmillan. London. 1977.

FIRST U. K. EDITION. 8vo. (8.7 x 5.6 inches). Fine copy in red cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. In the original dustwrapper. Published in the same year in a limited edition by the Lewis Carroll Society of North America. The missing episode from Through the looking glass, which was cut by Carroll from the published story. Thought to be lost, proofs of the excised pages turned up and were sold by Sothebys, and eventually came into the hands of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America who prepared a private edition for their members. This edition is the first time the work was issued commercially to the general public. Frontis and front cover of dustwrapper show The Wasp in a wig, reconstructed after John Tenniel by Ken Leeder.

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