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In London, the first edition of Lewis Carroll's "Alice on Wonderland" is published, only to be swiftly withdrawn

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The first edition of English mathematician Charles Dodgson's children's book Alice in Wonderland, published under his more famous pseudonym of Lewis Carroll, was printed by the Oxford University Press for MacMillan Publishers.  The original run of 2000 was halted when the book's illustrator, John Tenneil, complained of the quality of his pages.  Only around fifty copies were sold and the rest donated to children's hospitals.  Republication took place in October 1865, with a new print shop. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The Works of Charles Dodgson: Alice," The Lewis Carroll Society, (accessed June 30, 2015)