This episode follows Alice as she encounters a working-class wasp, who has lost his hair and so wears a yellow wig. It was advised to Carroll by John Tenniel, his illustrator, that a wasp wearing a wig is 'altogether beyond the appliances of art', and so it was decided to cut the episode. It was thought to have been lost, until proofs of the passage turned up at Sotheby's.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), writing under his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an author primarily of children's fiction known for 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and his poems 'Jabberwocky' and 'The Hunting of the Snark', poems defined as being literary nonsense.
With a preface, introduction and annotations by Martin Gardner.
With a frontispiece illustration of Alice, and facsimiles of Carroll's text.
Complete with the clipped dust wrapper. Some minuscule wear like a bit of rubbed paper to the inner paper, one 1cm tear to the dust jacket at the bottom on the back and some tiny bits of edge wear to the dust jacket, all commensurate with age and mentioned for complete accuracy otherwise in very good all original condition.