London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge ('Lewis Carroll'). Rhyme? And Reason? London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor for Macmillan, 1883. 8° (181 x 123mm). Illustrations after Arthur B. Frost and Henry Holiday. (Occasional light soiling.) Original olive green cloth gilt, edges dyed green (some soiling, spotting, and rubbing); modern cloth slipcase. Provenance: Stuart Dodgson Collingwood (1870-1937, inscription from the author) -- Roscoe Brunner (armorial bookplate) -- sale, Phillips London, 20 March 1973, 141 -- Denis Crutch (his sale, Bloomsbury, 24 May 2000, lot 195).
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO HIS NEPHEW AND FIRST BIOGRAPHER: 'Stuart J. Collingwood with the Author's love. Dec. 6, 83.' Dodgson absentmindedly gives Collingwood's middle initial as 'J' when it should be 'D'. Collingwood is the recipient of one of Dodgson's last letters, written 5 January 1898, 'a business-matter that will not wait' in which Dodgson advises on funeral arrangements for Collingwood's father, and in which Dodgson recalls arranging his own father's funeral. Dodgson himself died shortly after on 14 January 1898. Collingwood's biography of Dodgson has been the basis of all that have come since. This copy was subsequently in the library of Carroll's bibliographer, Denis Crutch. Williams, Madan, Green and Crutch 160.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
Post-War and Contemporary Art specialist Hala Khayat discusses the emerging trends and most sought-after artists in Middle Eastern art
On 6 and 7 of December Christie’s will offer almost 400 lots from a collection that includes works by Hals, Van Dyck, Leyster, Snyders and Jan Brueghel the Elder