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Lewis Carroll

First, Signed and Limited Editions List

Works By and About Lewis Carroll

Welcome to our latest Lewis Carroll list! The majority of items are recent acquisitions. Previously listed items have been reviewed and some of their prices adjusted, which will repay dilligent checking.

As a long-time member of the Lewis Carroll Societies of North America and Canada, I've enjoyed the company of Carrollians far and wide; in fact, on reflection, I think my wife and I enjoy their company more than the books themselves!

At the risk of irritating some people, we have used "LC" for "Lewis Carroll" throughout, and we've also used the following less controversial abbreviations:

AIW (Alice in Wonderland)
TTLG (Through the Looking-Glass)
LCSNA (Lewis Carroll Society of North America)
LCSC (Lewis Carroll Society of Canada)

Lewis Carroll portrait

Many of the items have been scanned; view the images by linking from the individual entries or browse through them by connecting to the Lewis Carroll Gallery. For ease of reference, we've divided the list into five sections, cross-referenced as best we can, but of course we may have missed one or two, so please check carefully (no prizes for finding any we missed!). To browse a specific section of books, select from the list below.

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Unless otherwise specified, citations (WMGC#) are from
The Lewis Carroll Handbook
by Williams and Madan; revised by Green and Crutch
(Folkestone, England: Dawson - Archon Books, 1979)


SquareWorks By Square

E-002
Carroll, Lewis. Alice's Adventures Under Ground. Ann Arbor, [MI]: University Microfilms, Inc. 1964. Introduction by Luther H. Evans, recounting the purchase and subsequent presentation of the original MSS to the British Museum. Fine copy in original light blue cloth with vine branch on front cover; in original clear glassine dust jacket; top edge stained bright green. Gift inscription on front fly leaf. Plain matching light blue slipcase.
$10


E-198
Carroll, Lewis. Alice in Wonderland. London: P.R. Gawthorn, 1945. Reprint. Illustrated and with eight colour plates by Rene Cloke. Original orange cloth badly soiled and marked, and a little bowed; lettering still sharp. Gift inscription inside front cover; endpapers a bit soiled with faint evidence of childish tracing; a few internal finger marks. A stop-gap copy until a better one becomes available. [WMGC p.241]
$15

E-199
Carroll, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1984. Facsimile edition of the 1866 London first edition. Fine copy in original pictorial gilt red cloth, all edges gilt.
$65

E-028
Carroll, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass and The Hunting of the Snark. Washington: National Home Library Foundation, 1932. "Jacket Library." Illustrations by John Tenniel. Original textured grey card wrappers lettered in black, lightly soiled and faded at spine; old vertical crease at centre left of front cover, with minor surface peeling; corners creased, lower one cracked; minor rubbing to joints and spine ends. One page introduction by Mrs. Franklin D. Roosvelt, with facsimile printed signature; stapled text block (as issued) tight and clean; pages age toned owing to poor quality of paper. A very good copy of an unusual edition. [WMGC p.249]
$10

E-038
Carroll, Lewis. Eight or Nine Wise Words about Letter-Writing. Oxford: Emberlin and Son, [n.d.,ca.1910-15]. Reprint. Small (approx. 3" x 4") 40 pp. booklet, with 4 pp. of Macmillan and Emberlin ads at rear, including Feeding the Mind, thereby dating this edition after 1907. Fine copy.
Together with
The Stamp Case. Fine copy.
Also with
The Stamp Case sleeve. Third edition. With "Published by Emberlin and Son ... etc" above Cheshire Cat, and post free price preceding the cash price. Fine copy.
And with
The Envelope. Third edition. Lightly faded, and torn with minor loss at corners. All together four pieces. [WMGC #223d(3); #223; #223c; & #223d respectively]
$250

E-039
Carroll, Lewis. Eight or Nine Wise Words About Letter-Writing. Oxford: Emberlin and Son, [n.d., ca.1910-15]. Reprint. Small (approx. 3" x 4") 40 pp. booklet., with 4 pp. of Macmillan and Emberlin ads at rear, including Feeding the Mind, thereby dating this edition after 1907. Fine copy.
Together with
The Stamp Case. Third edition. Fine copy.
Also with
The Stamp Case sleeve. Third edition. With "Published by/Emberlin and Son...etc" above Cheshire Cat, and post free price preceding the cash price. 1/4" split at bottom of opening. Fine copy.
And with
The Envelope. Third edition. Soiled and torn lacking most of the flap plus small part of front (no loss of text). All together four pieces. [WMGC #223d(3); #223; #223c; & #223d respectively]
$235

E-041
Carroll, Lewis. Feeding The Mind. London: Chatto & Windus, 1907. First edition. "With a prefatory note by William H. Draper". The notoriously fragile deluxe issue in flexible gilt stamped burgundy leather; top edge gilt, with silk marker; worn and scuffed at edges; spine unevenly repaired with minor loss at head, and leaning slightly to left. Endpapers lightly browned at margins from binder's glue leaching through; upper blank margin of p.V professionally rebuilt. [WMGC #290-1, leather issue]
$60

E-042
Carroll, Lewis. Feeding the Mind. London: Chatto & Windus, 1907. First edition, [later issue?*]. Original decoratively printed grey wrappers with burgundy buckram spine. Save for a small snag at to head of spine, a fine, bright copy of the wrapper issue not often found in collector's condition. [WMGC #290-1, wrapper issue]
* WMGC states: "... There is another, perhaps later, issue in stiff grey printed wrappers."
$85

E-043
[----- Another copy]. This one a little age-toned, with burgundy buckram spine slightly worn at head. Contents clean and tight. Near fine. [WMGC #290-1, wrapper issue]
$75

E-045
Carroll, Lewis. Further Nonsense Verse and Prose. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1926. First US edition. "Edited by Langford Reed and Illustrated by H.M. Bateman." A collection of thirty-five pieces by LC, including some early items hitherto largely ignored. Bateman's amusingly irreverent illustrations provide a welcome break from the usual suspects'. Original patterned boards with pictorial title inset; rubbed and worn at corners; with purple cloth spine. Neat ink name on front endpaper. A very good copy. [WMGC #298, US edition]
$25

Lewis Carroll's First Book Appearance!

E-057
[Carroll, Lewis]. The Harp of a Thousand Strings; or, Laughter for a Lifetime. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1858. First edition. Contains Carroll's "Novelty and Romancement: A Broken Spell" (first published in The Train, October 1856) on pp. 188-194, an unauthorized (and uncredited) reprint. This represents the first book appearance anywhere of any of LC's writings - interesting that it should be in America! Original pictorial gilt dull green cloth, rubbed and worn at corners; spine gilt a little dulled. Front endpaper creased, but hinges (unusually) in perfect condition without any splitting or cracking. A near fine copy. [WMGC p.10]

Also issued in light brown cloth.
$550

Carroll, Lewis. A Selection from the Letters of Lewis Carroll ... London: Macmillan, 1933. First edition.
E-055
Carroll, Lewis. Logical Nonsense: The Works of Lewis Carroll Now, For the First Time, Complete. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1934. Philip C. Blackburn and Lionel White, editors. Limited edition; Copy "L" of 125 copies on Strathmore Permanent rag paper, signed by the editors. Publisher's original red leather, elaborately stamped overall in gilt, with gilt spine lettering; head and tail of spine a bit bruised. Front inner hinge split but still strong; lightly pencilled ownership inscription and date on front endpaper. A near fine copy of this excellent chronological arrangement of all of LC's writings collected into one volume. [Not in WMGC]
The limitation on this copy is curious: numbered copies are certainly available but this one is lettered, leading us to conjecture that the 125 copies might consist of, say, 99 numbered copies for sale and 26 lettered copies for presentation.
$550

E-056
Carroll, Lewis. Logical Nonsense: The Works of Lewis Carroll Now, For the First Time, Complete. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1934. Philip C. Blackburn and Lionel White, editors. First trade edition. Original black cloth [WMGC says dark-green] decorated and lettered in gilt (now somewhat dulled on spine); with 1/8" faded strip across tail of spine; covers just a trifle marked. Small bookplate. An excellent one volume chronological arrangement of all of LC's writings. [WMGC #311a]
$35

Nonsense Songs (The Songs that Came Out Wrong) from Alice in Wonderland: A Song-Cycle ... London: Chappell, 1908. First edition.

Carroll, Lewis. Novelty and Romancement: A Broken Spell; contained in: The Harp of a Thousand Strings; or, Laughter. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1858. First edition.

E-062
Carroll, Lewis. The Rectory Magazine. Austin, TX & London: University of Texas Press, 1975. Facsimile edition. #273 of "A limited and numbered edition ... printed for friends of the University of Texas Press ..." Original pictorial light card wrappers with facsimile of fifth edition title page on front cover. Nicely produced (as one would expect) on excellent quality paper. Fine copy. [WMGC #322]
"Being a Compendium of the best tales, poems, essays, pictures &c that the united talents of the Rectory inhabitants can produce." An excellent facsimile of one of the eight children's magazines that LC edited as a youth.
$35

E-205
Carroll, Lewis. Rhyme? and Reason?. London: Macmillan and Co., 1883. First edition. Original apple-green cloth, covers and gilt bright and sharp; spine a little darkened and leaning slightly. Top edge brown, others yellow. Bookplate; inner hinges cracked, but strong; contents excellent. A fine copy. [WMGC #160]
$85

E-217
Carroll, Lewis. Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice Found There. London: Macmillan and Co., 1926. Reprint. Tenniel illustrations. Larger format; original bluish-grey pictorial (Alice and Humpty-Dumpty) cloth. Poor quality paper now evenly age-toned but in fine condition; first three leaves faintly dinged (about 3"); 122 + 2 pp. ads at rear. A fine copy.
$40

E-096
Carroll, Lewis. The Wasp in a Wig. New York: LCSNA, 1977. First edition. "Carroll Studies no.2." "A 'Suppressed' Episode of Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There". "With a Preface, Introduction and Notes by Martin Gardner." Fine copy in original dark red textured card wrappers. Some pages unopened. Edition limited to five hundred copies.
$25

E-097
Carroll, Lewis. The Wasp in a Wig: A "Suppressed" Episode of Through The Looking-Glass... New York: Clarkson Potter, 1977. First American Trade Edition. "Edited by Edward Guiliano, with a Preface, Introduction and Notes by Martin Gardner." Fine copy in original light brown boards; blue and green dust jacket a little creased and scuffed.
$10

E-098
Carroll, Lewis. The Wasp in a Wig. London: Macmillan, 1977. First UK edition. "A 'Suppressed'Episode of Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There." With a Preface, Introduction and Notes by Martin Gardner. Fine copy in original brick-red boards and dust jacket.
$20

E-099
Carroll, Lewis. The Wasp in a Wig. London: Macmillan, 1977. First UK edition. "A 'Suppressed' Episode of Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There." "With a preface, introduction and notes by Martin Gardner." With gift inscription on front endpaper. Fine copy in original brick-red boards and dust jacket.
$15

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E-106
[Souvenir]. Oval 5" x 31/2" transfer for the "Alice at Longleat" exhibition, Warminster, England in 1973. Printed in blue and black on white background. As issued.
$2


[Vanity Fair print]. John Tenniel, "Punch, October 26, 1878. John Tenniel 
Vanity Fair

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E-219
Bohem, Hilda. Jabberland: A Whiffle Through The Tulgey Wood of "Jabberwocky" Imitations. Shelburne, Ontario: The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 2002. "Dayna McCausland, editor." "Produced for members of the Lewis Carroll Society of Canada, August 2002". Original glossy colour pictorial wrappers. An amazing collection of parodies of Jabberwocky, including Botaniwocky, Cyberwocky, Footballwocky, Operawocky ... OK, OK, you get the picture! As new.
$20


E-220
Carroll, Lewis and Lehmann, Liza. Nonsense Songs (The Songs that Came Out Wrong) from Alice in Wonderland. London: Chappell & Co. Ltd, 1908. First edition. "A Song-Cycle for Soprano, Contralto, Tenor and Bass. The Lyrics by Lewis Carroll, The Music by Liza Lehmann". Large format musical score in original grey wrappers, decorated (Alice characters) in red, white and green; edges a little chipped and spine lacking small piece at tail; corners a little creased; light age toning. Ink name and contemporary date at top corner of title-page, contents otherwise very clean and tight. Unusual in such fine condition.
$125

E-221
Debenham, Frank. Navigation With Alice. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1961. [First edition]. Tenniel-style illustrations by Anne Scarisbrick. "An intriguing combination of Alice in Wonderland and instruction in navigation" (cf. dust jacket blurb). Original pictorial gilt (Tweedle-twin holding open navigation chart) pale blue cloth, gilt lettered on spine. Ownership label on front end-paper, with faint traces of erased red pencilled price; contents fine. Yellow pictorial (price-clipped) dust jacket lightly soiled. Fine copy.
$20

SquareWorks About Square

E-222
Blake, Kathleen. Play, Games, and Sport: The Literary works of Lewis Carroll. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1974. First edition. "[The author] shows how games give form and meaning to the Alices ... Snark, A Tangled Tale, and ... Sylvie and Bruno" (cf.dust jacket blurb). A fine copy in dust jacket.
$30


E-225
Cohen, Morton N. Reflections in a Looking Glass. New York: Aperture, 1998.First edition. "A Centennial celebration of Lewis Carroll, Photographer". A sumptuous production stunningly illustrated with superb sepia and colour reproductions of LC's photos of a wide variety of subjects divided into sections such as Kith and Kin, Angels from Heaven and Lion Hunting (i.e.famous people, like Ruskin, Tennyson, and D.G. Rossetti). Presentation copy from the author "For --------- with love from Mort. New York, October 29, 1998". Original 3/4 cream boards with burgundy cloth spine. Fine in fine, photo-pictorial dust jacket.
$65

E-140
Collingwood, Stuart Dodgson. The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (Rev. C.L. Dodgson). London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1899. Second edition. Original pale green bevelled buckram, lettered and decorated in gilt; covers a little faded, spine darkened but gilt still reasonably bright except at foot of spine. Ink signature and contemporary date on front endpaper; some foxing to first and last leaves; contents clean and tight. A very good copy of this classic by LC's nephew. [WMGC #501, reprint]
$45

E-141
Collingwood, Stuart Dodgson. The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (Rev. C.L. Dodgson). New York: Century Co., 1899. First US edition. Original gilt lettered and decorated (bright on front) dark red cloth, severely faded at spine with gilt dulled but legible; spine ends a little rubbed and worn; top edge gilt. Rear inner hinge reglued; contents clean and tight. A very good copy of this classic by LC's nephew. [WMGC #501, US edition]
$45

E-227
Collingwood, Stuart Dodgson. The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (Rev. C.L. Dodgson). London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1908. Eleventh thousand. Original decorated light and dark green cloth, titled in red; spine a little faded. Apparently lacking a leaf between title and dedication; contents otherwise clean and tight. Intriguingly, the verso of title reads "Third Impression, July, 1899".
$20

E-228
Collingwood, Stuart Dodgson. The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (Rev. C. L. Dodgson). London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, [n.d., ca 1910?]. [Nelson's Shilling Library]. 12mo. Original decoratively stamped blue cloth, with gilt spine lettering. Spine a trifle darkened and a little worn at head and tail; corners bumped, with small abrasion on back cover; top edge gilt. Discreet ink initials inside front cover; end-papers age toned; contents clean and tight. A very good copy.
$8

E-229
de la Mare, Walter. Lewis Carroll. London: Faber & Faber, 1932. First edition. Original orange cloth with gilt spine lettering; a couple of small faded patches, caused by chips and holes in severely chipped sea green dust jacket. A very good copy.[WMGC #509a]
$45

E-145
Fisher, John (ed.). The Magic of Lewis Carroll. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1973. First US edition. A fresh look at LC's word games and puzzles. A fine copy in striking pictorial dust jacket.
$30

E-230
Guiliano, Edward (ed.). Lewis Carroll: A Celebration. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1982. First edition. "Essays on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson." Contributors include Morton Cohen, Edward Guiliano, Jean Gattégno; nicely illustrated. A fine copy in original pinkish boards, with black cloth spine lettered in gilt. Pictorial (four photos of LC at various ages) dust jacket just a trifle rubbed near spine; with hint of fading to spine.
$20

E-150
Guiliano, Edward (ed.). Lewis Carroll Observed: A Collection of Unpublished Photographs, Drawings, Poetry, and Essays. New York: Clarkson Potter, 1976. First edition. A "... penetrating commentary on the Alice books, The Hunting of the Snark, and Sylvie and Bruno..." (cf. dust jacket). Essays by Martin Gardner, Elizabeth Sewell, Morton Cohen and others. In original half red cloth and boards. Ink name and date inside front cover. Pictorial (LC) dust jacket a trifle rubbed at spine ends; short closed tear at upper edge of front panel, and another at lower edge of rear. A near fine copy.
$20

E-231
[Cover title] Lewis Carroll 1832-1932. New York: Columbia University Press, 1932. First edition. "Catalogue of an Exhibition to Commemorate the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Lewis Carroll. Avery Library, Columbia University/ April, 1932." Original red wrappers simply titled in black on front cover. Faded at and around spine; chipped and worn with loss at head and tail. Ink names on front end-paper, contents otherwise clean and tight. Edition limited to fifteen hundred copies.
$45

E-232
Slavitt, David R. Alice at 80. London: Severn House Publishers, 1985. First edition. "A Novel about Lewis Carroll's Dreamchild". Original gilt lettered cream boards, in photo pictorial ('Alice as a beggar girl' by LC) dust jacket.
$30

E-174
Taylor, Robert N. (comp.) Lewis Carroll at Texas: The Warren Weaver Collection and Related Dodgson Materials at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center. Austin, TX: University of Texas at Austin, 1985. First edition. Carroll Studies Number 8. One of three hundred copies distributed by the LCSNA. A nicely illustrated catalogue of this legendary collection. Original purple card wrappers, with familiar photo of LC seated in armchair; trifle rubbed at edges. A fine copy.
$20

E-233
Thomas, Donald. Lewis Carroll: A Portrait with Background. London: John Murray, 1996. First edition. A fine copy in striking pictorial dust jacket; with excellent illustration section at centre. Yet another biography, by the author of Belladonna: A Lewis Carroll Nightmare.
$35

E-234
Warner, Maria; Taylor, Roger and Bakewell, Michael Lewis Carroll. London: The British Council, 1998. First edition. Original pictorial (LC facsimile manuscript background; photo insets of young LC on front and [Alice?] on rear) boards, with blue cloth spine and corners; faint 2" surface abrasion on front cover. Printed marbled endpapers; superbly produced in two colours on high-quality stock Actually the catalogue for the British Council Exhibition, with three nicely illustrated essays, followed by a section of ca.25 sepia reproductions of LC photographs, of the highest quality. Near fine.
$20

E-235
Weaver, Warren. Alice in Many Tongues. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1964. First edition. "The translations of Alice in Wonderland". Original grey cloth, lettered in black on spine; contents fine. Pictorial blue dust jacket a trifle rubbed at edges, with neat repair to 1" closed tear at lower corner of front panel. A fine copy of this standard reference. [WMGC #531]
$65

The First Carroll Bibliography

E-236
Williams, Sidney Herbert. A Bibliography of the Writings of Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, M.A.). London: "The Bookman's Journal", 1924. First edition. #14 of 700 copies. Original gilt lettered two-toned brown cloth, in the uncommon dust jacket; dampstain at lower rear corner (not affecting cloth). Presentation copy to A.J. Hoppé. A fine copy with nice inscription to this well known editor. [WMGC #505]
$275

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