Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge [aka Lewis Carroll] (1832-1898) Original Drawing and Autograph Letter Signed. The letter inscribed on two wove sheets and very faded, to the point of being nearly illegible, written 11 September 1882, thanking the unnamed male recipient for a letter, and statement of accounts, and mentioning the enclosure of "the dedication duly signed" (not present), perfectly legible contemporary docket on verso, old mounts, tear at the top of one sheet, each sheet 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.; [together with] an ink drawing in Dodgson's style of a scene from The Walrus and the Carpenter, a poem recited to Alice by Tweedledum and Tweedledee in Through the Looking Glass, on a linen doily edged in lace, showing the two characters eating oysters on the beach, a composition also found in the printed book by Tenniel, 5 3/4 x 6 1/4 in.; the letter and drawing formerly matted and framed together in an old Goodspeed's Bookshop frame (no longer present).
"'The time has come,' the Walrus said,
'To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings.'"
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