First edition, published by Macmillan 1977. Hardback with dustjacket.
ISBN: 0 333 23727 7
The ‘lost chapter’ from Looking Glass: probably fits just after the White Knight.
On June 1, 1870, Tenniel wrote to Carroll:
“My Dear Dodgson:
I think that when the jump occurs in the railway scene you might very well make Alice lay hold of the goat’s beard as being the object nearest to her hand – instead of the old lady’s hair. The jerk would actually throw them together.
Don’t think me brutal, but I am bound to say that the ‘wasp’ chapter does not interest me in the least, and I can’t see my way to a picture. If you want to shorten the book, I can’t help thinking – with all submission – that this is your opportunity.
In an agony of haste,
The advice was accepted and the wasp was cut, and not seen again until 1974 when Sotheby’s sold six ‘slips’, or galleys, with revisions in Dodgson’s own hand, and the note, also in his hand, asking the printer to remove the episode from the book.
Available on amazon: The Wasp in a Wig: A ‘Suppressed’ Episode of Through the Looking-Glass
Bought in Cecil Court.