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Rare First Edition of ‘Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland’ Could Fetch $3 Million

Will sell as a standalone item following Christie's June 16 'Books and Manuscripts' sale

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Christie’s is set to auction off an extremely rare first edition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on June 16 in New York. The original 1865 edition will be featured in its own standalone auction immediately following Christie’s “Books and Manuscripts” sale, whose highlight will be an influential Beat Era letter from Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac. Pre-auction estimates put the Wonderland first edition at $2 million to $3 million. For more on the auction, click here. Take a look at the inside and outside of the book below, and watch a short teaser video on it at the bottom.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
(Christie’s Images Ltd. 2016)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
An original albumen print taken by Lewis Carroll of Alexandra Rhoda (Xie) Kitchin at age nine. She was the second owner of this copy of the 1865 edition of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and inherited the book from her father, George W. Kitchin, its original owner. (Christie’s Images Ltd. 2016)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
(Christie’s Images Ltd. 2016)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
(Christie’s Images Ltd. 2016)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
(Christie’s Images Ltd. 2016)