The Lewis Carroll Picture Book (1899) (1st ed)

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The Lewis Carroll Picture Book (1899) (1st ed)

S$80.00

Title: The Lewis Carroll Picture Book

Author: Lewis Carroll, Stuart Dodgson Collingwood (ed.)

Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1899. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, cloth. Poor. Cover faded and rubbed. Binding needs to be handled gently, although still very much intact. Some pages are tanned. Text clean, with numerous black-and-white illustrations. A very interesting book. 375pp. 8″ by 5.5″.

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Description

A selection from the unpublished writings and drawings of Lewis Carroll, together with reprints from scarce and unacknowledged work.

From the Preface:

THIS book is primarily, as its title denotes, a ” picture book.” The pictures have been taken from many sources ; the magazines which Lewis Carroll edited for his brothers and sisters at Croft Rectory have furnished a considerable number ; the innumerable photographs which he took in his studio at Christ Church have also been laid under contribution, and in addition to these two main sources to which I am principally indebted, I have collected from all quarters illustrations bearing upon the life and work of the author of ” Alice.”

Of the literary matter, much is here published for the first time ; I would draw special attention to ” Isa’s Visit to Oxford” (Chapter VII.), which is to my thinking one of the most charming things that Lewis Carroll ever wrote. ” Notes by an Oxford Chiel,” and several smaller efforts, are reprints, the old editions having long been un-obtainable.