Harry Furnis. Hard Cover. London: Macmillan and Co., 1893. First Edition. Fine.
Illustrated by Harry Furnis. First edition. Publisher's bright red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, black coated endpapers. A very fine and extremely bright and unfaded copy with a few tiny spots to cloth. Internally, a few minor scattered spots, else fine. Sylvie and Bruno Concluded is the second part of Carroll's 1889 novel Sylvie and Bruno and is the last work published during the author's lifetime. The novel, which is narrated by an unnamed historian, is set both in a realistic setting similar to Carroll's Victorian England and the fictional "Fairyland," which is reminiscent of Alice's Wonderland. Carroll uses the fictional world to satirize English academia. Specifically, it tells the stories of two fairy child protagonists: Sylvie, the princess of Fairyland, and her younger and often immature brother, Bruno. As Carroll explains in his introduction, Sylvie and Bruno and Sylvie and Bruno Concluded were constructed on the author's theory of "what might possibly happen, supposing Fairies really existed." The work has whimsical illustrations by Harry Furniss, a man who perfected his craft through a career as an illustrator for the Illustrated London News.