London, South Kensington
30 November 2005
[DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge ('Lewis Carroll').] Curiosissima Curatoria by 'Rude Donatus'. Oxford: G. Sheppard for the author, 1892.
12° (187 x 125mm). Erratum tipped-in. Original printed wrappers (front joint repaired, foredges and spine ends chipped). Provenance: pencilled press-mark and small case-label on spine.
FIRST EDITION, RARE, ONE OF 75 COPIES ONLY. One of the scarcest Oxford pamphlets, consisting of Dodgson's humorous farewell to and reflections on his curatorship of the Christ Church Common Room. Most of the resolutions passed by the Common Room between 1859 and 1892 are recorded, 'and a great deal of interesting and solid information is given, some details reaching back to 1818, and in one case to 1797' (WMGC). Williams, Madan, Green and Crutch 237.
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