The Real Alice in Wonderland's Book up for Auction





LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A copy of the book "Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There" that belonged to the British girl who inspired author Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" will be sold at an auction next month, the company behind the sale said on Monday.

At its December 16 auction, Profiles in History also will sell a copy of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" that belonged to its author, Beatrix Potter. The items come from the collection of former U.S. professional football player Pat McInally, the auctioneer said.

"Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There," which belonged to the late Alice Liddell before it came into McInally's collection, has an estimated sales price of $150,000.

When she was 10 years-old in 1862, Alice Liddell went on a picnic with her neighbor, the Oxford mathematician Charles Dodgson, who wrote under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. He told her a story that later became the classic book "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."

His book "Through the Looking Glass" was a sequel.

Potter's copy of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" is expected to sell for up to $120,000, Profiles in History said.


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