London, South Kensington
30 November 2005
DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge ('Lewis Carroll') and Charles Edward HUTCHINSON (1855-1926). Dreamland. [Oxford: University Press, 1882.]
Bifolium (221 x 160mm). Three printed staves of music. (Folded once, short tears at folds.)
RARE. 'A remarkable and rare piece', representing 'an unusual example, not of dream verses, but of dream music. Charles Edward Hutchinson of Brasenose College, Oxford, dreamed that a procession of heroes of old passed before him on a stage, each turning to look at him. He woke with a melody for a four line stanza ringing in his ears, and only these words "I see the shadows falling, And slowly pass away". Dodgson supplied five stanzas to suit the music. Thus the words were written for the music and not "vice versa"' (WMGC p. 115). Dodgson at Auction 1893-1999 records only the author's own copy selling at auction (George Williamson sale, Anderson, 30 January 1908, lot 221); not recorded by ABPC since 1975. Williams, Madan, Green and Crutch 149.
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