Rare Lewis Carroll Bibliography

    Sidney Herbert Williams and Falconer Madan. A Handbook of the Literature of the Rev. C. L. Dodgson (Lewis Carroll). London: Oxford University Press, 1931.

    First edition. One of 754 copies, this being one of four copies on mould-made paper and specially bound for Sidney Herbert Williams. This is copy C, signed with initials by Williams. Octavo. 336 pages.

    Three-quarter blue morocco with blue cloth boards. Five raised bands with gilt ruled centers. Gilt titles on backstrip enclosed in gilt ruled compartment. Top edge gilt with remaining edges uncut. Light rubbing with some sunning to backstrip. A near fine copy.

    Laid in is the supplement to the Handbook issued in self-wrappers, London, 1935, accompanied by the prospectus for the same. Also included is an autographed letter, signed, from Madan, on the letterhead of the Lewis Carroll Exhibition, answering an inquiry about the four special copies of the Handbook. There is also a reprint from the London Times of May 7, 1932, concerning the Centennial Exhibition.

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