Sylvie and Bruno Concluded First Edition:
Sylvie and Bruno Concluded is the second part of Lewis Carroll’s 1889 novel, Sylvie and Bruno, and is the last work published during Carroll’s lifetime. The novel, narrated by an unnamed historian, is set in a fictional “Fairyland” and a Victorian England familiar to Carroll’s environment. The novel recounts stories of two child protagonists, Sylvie, the princess of Fairyland and her immature and younger brother, Bruno. The novel was based on the author’s theory of “What might possibly happen, supposing Fairies really existed” as Carroll explains in his introduction.
Book: Original red cloth boards are clean and unblemished. Triple ruled bright gilt with pictorial triple ruled gilt roundel on both boards and a gilt stamped title and decoration on the spine. Spine head and foot are slightly rubbed and slightly age toned copy. Contents in excellent clean condition with bright, gilt edges. Intact tissue guard to the front illustration and very good condition of the black end papers. A pencil comment on the frontpiece of the half title page.
Dust Jacket: Fair condition and unclipped dust jacket. The head, tail, corners and the front crease of the spine are chipped. Protected by a plastic wrapper. Browned at the edges with darkened spine. Original price label of 8/6 NET (title page stating “Price Three Half Crowns”)