A selection from the unpublished writings and drawings of Lewis Carroll, together with reprints from scarce and unacknowledged work.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