Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass

In a time when no one has any money, some people still got a lot for a little! An unusual copy of Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, was auctioned off an astionishing total of $115,000 last Wednesday’s at a children literature auction hosted by the Los Angeles-based auctioneer Profiles in History. Could this be because of the new Alice in Wonderland wave currently taking place because of Tim Burton‘s upcoming film? Or do people just Carroll?

The first edition book was originally to the real inspiration of Alice, Alice Pleasance Liddell by Lewis Carroll himself. The book published in 1971 is a sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The volume was sold by Cincinnati Bengals player Pat McInally, who said the goal of the auction was to focus his efforts on books by the legendary English author, A.A. Milne.

Another highlight of the auction was Beatrix Potter‘s own copy of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, sold for $92,000. Other classics that made the cut were The Wizard of Oz and The Time Machine: An Invention.

Is anyone else surprised to see these  books being sold for so much?