Won­der­land Found

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LO­CAT­ING AN 1865 first edi­tion of Alice in Won­der­land can be as dif­fi­cult as a game of flamingo cro­quet. Only 23 copies still ex­ist—and only 5 are in pri­vate hands. Christie’s will sell one of those 5 at auc­tion this month, and ex­perts ex­pect it to fetch $2 mil­lion to $3 mil­lion. The book, bound in red cloth with a gold im­age of the Cheshire Cat on its cover, orig­i­nally be­longed to Ge­orge Wil­liam Kitchin, an Ox­ford col­league of Lewis Car­roll’s, who re­ceived it as a gift from the au­thor.

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