Dodgson and the illustrator Sir John Tenniel had the initial Macmillan edition of two thousand copies recalled in July 1865 due to faulty reproductions. Although approximately fifty copies were kept privately, the remaining books from the first printing were sold to Appleton to be bound with new title pages in the New York 1866 edition. This copy is the first edition, first issue and is bound in original gilt-stamped red cloth.
BRA0835. Lewis Carroll (pseudonym for Charles Dodgson, 1832–1898). Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. By Lewis Carroll, Author of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." With Fifty Illustrations by John Tenniel. London: Macmillan and Co., 1872.
Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge (Carroll, Lewis), 1832–1898 and Tenniel, John, 1820–1914, ill. , “BRA0835,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed November 29, 2022, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/1739.