11-15-2015 11-15-2015
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November 15, 2015 11:00AMCalender

Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge [aka] Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) Alices Adventures in Wonderland, Presentation Copy with Autograph Letter Sig

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2865B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 15, 2015 11:00AM


Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge [aka] Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Presentation Copy with Autograph Letter Signed, 9 July 1888.
London: Macmillan, 1883.
Octavo, with author's presentation in purple ink on half-title, "Rosamond Sophie Fellowes from the Author, Ap. 27, 1885," according to a note on ffep, Rosamond Fellowes (1878-1944), daughter of the Reverend Edward Lyon Fellowes (1845-1896) was a second cousin of "the real Alice," Alice Liddell Hargreaves (1852-1934); bound in full red morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, tooled in gilt with images from the story, original cloth bound in at end, housed in a custom slipcase, 7 x 4 3/4 in.
[Together with] Autograph letter signed by Carroll, 9 July 1888, tipped onto the original black endleaf, written on Christ Church Oxford letter paper, two inscribed leaves. To Anne Symonds (1823-1910), explaining that he and Isa Bowman (1874-1958) should be arriving in Oxford on Wednesday evening, noting the train they'll take, and hoping that they won't be late. Written in purple ink, signed C.L. Dodgson. Rosamond Sophie Fellowes was Anne Symonds's granddaughter, by way of her daughter Margaret Rosamond Fellowes' marriage to Reverend Edward Lyon Fellowes.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

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Margaret Rosamond Fellowes, Anne Symonds, Isa Bowman, Alice Liddell Hargreaves, Charles Lutwidge, Edward Lyon Fellowes, Sophie Fellowes, Christ Church, Oxford, London