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Carroll, Lewis

Lewis Carroll, the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, was an English writer who doubled as a mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. Carroll was known for humorous, sometimes satirical, works, with fantasy oriented themes. At a young age, Carroll wrote for various family magazines including The Comic Times. Although his works are now famous, he felt otherwise saying: "I do not think I have yet written anything worthy of real publication (in which I do not include the Whitby Gazette or the Oxonian Advertiser), but I do not despair of doing so some day,"

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland sold for $21,250 in 2009 by Christie’s Auction site. The 2,000 first edition copies that were recalled by Carroll and were never put up for sale. The sequel to Alice’s Adventures, Through the Looking-Glass, has also had various auction accomplishments lately with sales from approximately $4,000 to $8,000.

Carroll also wrote a collection of poems The Hunting of the Snark and Jabberwocky, which further exemplify his use of dramatic word play, logic, and fantasy.

Carroll, Lewis. The Train. Groombridge and Sons (1856). Novelty and Romancement and The Three Voices. First Use Of The Pseudonym Lewis Carroll By Rev. C.L. Dodgson

Carroll, Lewis. The Train. Groombridge and Sons (1857). Lewis Carroll Contributes One Item To This Volume,The Sailors Wife.

Carroll, Lewis. The Harp of a Thousand Strings. Dick and Fitzgerald (1858). Or, A Laughter For A Lifetime; First Printing Contains The First Reprinting (Unsigned And Unauthorized) Of Any Of Lewis Carrolls Writings, Novelty And Romancement (Pp. 188-194), Which Had First Appeared In The Monthly Magazine The Train In March Of 1856, With Only One Illustration.

Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Macmillan and Co (1866). Together With Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There; Illustrations By John Tenniel; 2 Volumes.

Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.. D. Appleton and Co. (1866). Frontispiece And 42 Illustrations By John Tenniel; Second (American) Issue, Comprising Sheets Of The Supressed First (English) Issue; 1000 Copies

Carroll, Lewis. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. Macmillan and Co (1867). Fourth Edition (Ninth Thousand Statement On Title Page).

Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Macmillan and Co (1868). Frontispiece And 41 Illustrations By John Tenniel.

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Macmillan and Co (1868). 5Th Edition.

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Abenteuer im Wunderland. Macmillan and Co (1869). Translated By Antonie Zimmermann; First German Edition.

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Lee and Shepard, Boston (1869). Tenniel, John (Illus.); First Boston Edition Published Entirely In America, Rather Than Bound From English Sheets.

Carroll, Lewis. Aventures d’Alice au pays de merveilles. Macmillan and Co (1869). Translated By Henri Bue;Frontispiece And Illustrations By John Tenniel; First French Edition.

Carroll, Lewis. Phantasmagoria. Macmillan and Co (1869). And Other Poems; First State, Without Mention Of Alice On Title Page.

Carroll, Lewis. Through the Looking Glass. Lee, Shepard, and Dillingham, Boston and New York (1872). And What Alice Found There; John Tenniel, Illustrator; First State, With Wade In The Second Line Of Jabberwocky, P. 21; First American Edition, Using Macmillan Plates But With A Rearrangement Of The Preliminary Leaves And No Advertisements At The End.

Carroll, Lewis. Through the Looking Glass. Macmillan and Co (1872). First Printing, First Edition; John Tenniel, Illustrator; Earliest Printing Of The Original Text With The Famous Error On Page 21 In The Poem Jabberwocky, Where The Word Wade Instead Of Wabe Appears, But Also With Page 98 Lacking The Number 98; The First Printings Of Through The Looking Glass All Have The Publication Date Of 1872 On The Title Page; Actually Released In December Of 1871.

Carroll, Lewis. An Easter Greeting to Every Child Who Loves Alice. Privately Printed (1876). First Edition (With Towgood Fine Watermark) One Leaf Folded

Carroll, Lewis. The Hunting Of The Snark. Macmillan and Co (1876). Or An Agony In Eight Fits; 100 Copies Bound Specially For Dodgson (100 In Red And Gold, 20 In Blue And Gold And 20 In White And Gold); Illustrated With 9 Full Page Illustrations By Henry Holiday (Engraved By Swain); Privately Printed By Carroll For His Friends In A Small Number.

Carroll, Lewis. Doublets. Macmillan and Co.. (1879). A Word-Puzzle. A Word Game Invented By Carroll For 2 Young Ladies At Christmas 1877 And Originally Published In Vanity Fair, March 1879.

Carroll, Lewis. Rhyme? and Reason?. Macmillan and Co. London (1883). 65 Illustrations By Arthur Burdett Frost; 9 Illustrations By Henry James Holiday; A Reprint Of Most Of Phantasmagoria And The Hunting Of The Snark With Some Additions; A Preliminary Note Reads: Of The Following Poems Echoes, A Game Of Fives, The Last Three Of The Four Riddles, And Fames Penny-Trumpet, Are Here Published For The First Time.

CARROLL, Lewis. Through the Looking - Glass and What Alice Found There. Macmillan and Co. (1883).

Carroll,Lewis. Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Macmillan and Co (1884). 50 Illustrations By Tenniel; 2 Volumes.

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Wonderland Birthday Book. Griffith and Farran (1884). Compiled By E. Stanley Leathes From Alice In Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass By Permission Of The Author; Text Runs From January To December Complete. Each Month Has Illustrated Pages With Quotations And Text Is Divided Into 3 Days Per Double Page; One Of A Few Published Alice Items Sanctioned By Dodgson.

Carroll, Lewis. A Tangled Tale. Macmillan and Co (1885). 6 Illustrations By A.B. Frost.

Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures Under Ground. Macmillan and Co (1886). Being A Facsimile Of The Original. Book Afterwards Developed Into Alice’S Adventures In Wonderland; 37 Illustrations By The Author; First And Only Edition; 5,000 Copies Of This Facsimile Of The First Draft Of Alice’S Adventures In The Author’S Hand (About 12,700 Words Compared To More Than 26,700 In The Published Version), With His Own Illustrations

CARROLL, Lewis. The Game of Logic. Macmillan and Co (1886). First Edition Printed By Baxter Of Oxford In An Edition Of Approximately 50 Copies; It Did Not Meet Carroll'S Standards And Was Aborted And Reprinted By Clay; Carroll Permitted The 50 Copies To Be Sold In America, But Not In England.

Carroll, Lewis. The Game of Logic. Macmillan and Co (1887). First Edition (After The Privately Issued Edition).

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Macmillan and Co (1888). 42 Illustrations By John Tenniel.

Carroll, Lewis. Sylvie and Bruno. Macmillan and Co (1889). 94 Illustrations By Harry Furniss; First British Edition

Carroll, Lewis. The Nursery Alice. Macmillan and Co (1889). Mechanical Enlargements Of Twenty Of John Tenniel’S Illustrations, Enlarged From The Originals And Printed In Color; Text Printed In Brown Ink. Cover Illustrations By E. G. Thomson; Original Illustration Of Alice And The Cheshire Cat On Page 34 With Alices Profile Visible.

Carroll, Lewis. Sylvie and Bruno. Macmillan and Co and NY (1890). 3 Pages Of Ads In Rear; 46 Illustrations By Harry Furniss; 400 Copies; First American Edition From The English Sheets

Carroll, Lewis. The Nursery Alice. Macmillan and Co (1890). First Published Edition; London, 1890 On Title Page; Only Version Authorized By Lewis Carroll Himself; Twenty Color Enlargements From Tenniel'S Illustrations Of Alices Adventures In Wonderland, With Text Adapted By Carroll To Nursery Readers. Color Illustrated Glazed Full Paper Covers (Front Designed By E. Gertrude Thomson).

Carroll, Lewis. The Wonderland Postage-Stamp Case. Emberlin and Son, Oxford (1890). Illustrated In Color, With 12 Pockets For Stamps, Invented By Lewis Carroll

Carroll, Lewis. Symbolic Logic Part 1. Macmillan and Co (1896).

Carroll, Lewis. Symbolic Logic Part 1. Macmillan and Co (1897).

Carroll, Lewis. Three Sunsets. Macmillan and Co (1898). Other Poems; 12 Full Page Illustrations Of Fairies By E. Gertrude Thomson

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventures In Wonderland. M.F. Mansfield And A. Wessels (1899). And Through The Looking Glass; 2 Volumes; Illustrated From Drawings By Blanche Mcmanus

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Harper and Brothers (1901). Illustrated By Peter Newell; Title Page States Publishing Date Of Mcmii (1902), But Verso Shows October, 1901 Date; 41 Black And White Drawings On Glossy Paper

Carroll, Lewis. Through The Looking Glass. Harper and Brothers (1902). Peter Newell, Illustrator; Portrait Frontispiece Of Peter Newell; 40 Sepia Full Page Plates.

Carroll, Lewis. Hunting Of The Snark. Harper and Brothers (1903). Stated 1St Us Edition; Peter Newell, Illustrator

Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. William Heinemann, Doubleday Page and Co. (1907). With A Poem By Austin Dobson; 13 Full Page Colour Plates By Arthur Rackham And Many Black And White Illustrations Throughout The Text; 1130 Numbered Copies.

CARROLL, LEWIS. Feeding the Mind. Chatto and Windus (1907). With A Prefratory Note By William H. Draper.

Carroll, Lewis. Alice In Wonderland. Doubleday, Page, and Co. (1908). Illustrated By Athur Rackham; Doubleday Limited Large Paper Edition; 550 Copies; 13 Of Rackhams Original Tipped In Color Plates

Carroll, Lewis. Alice in Wonderland. William Heinemann (1908). 1130 Copies.

Carroll, Lewis. Through the Looking-Glass. Dodge Publishing Company (1909). And What Alice Found There; Bessie Pease Gutmann, Illustrator; Ten Coloured Plates.

Carroll, Lewis. Eight or Nine Wise Words About Letter-Writing. Oxford: Emberlin and Son (1910).

Carroll, Lewis. La Aventuroj De Alicio En Mirlando. London British Esperanto Association (1910). Translated Into Esperanto By E. L. Kearney; First Esperanto Edition; 10 Black And White Plates By Brinsley Le Fanu Printed On Coated Paper

Carroll, Lewis. Alice`s Adventures In Wonderland. Riccardi Press (1914). 1000 Hand-Numbered Copies Printed On Handmade Riccardi Paper. Tenniel Illustrations Are Printed From Fresh Electros Taken From The Original Wood-Blocks, With Four Being Slightly Enlarged From The Original Block Designs. There Were Also 12 Copies Printed On Vellum. Philip Lee Warner, Publisher To The Medici Society.

Carroll, Lewis. Alice In Wonderland. Ward, Lock and Co. (1916). With 48 Coloured Plates By Margaret W. Tarrant

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Cupples and Leon (1917). 4 Sheets Of Cut-Out Pictures In Color, By Julia Greene And Helen Pettes, After Sir John Tenniel. Silhouettes By Julia Greene In The Margins Of Each Page.

Carroll, Lewis. Songs From Alice In Woderland And Through The Looking Glass. A and C Black (1921). Folkard, Charles (Illustrations) and Broadwood, Lucy E (Music); Colour Frontis and 10 Colour Plates By Folkard.

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Dodd, Mead and Co. (1922). Gwynedd Hudson, Illustrator; 12 Color Plates Plus Smaller black and white Illustrations

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventures In Wonderland.. Ward, Lock and Co. (1922). Gwynedd M. Hudson, Illustrator; 12 Mounted Coloured Plates, Black, White And Orange Illustrations; 250 Numbered, Signed Copies.

Carroll, Lewis. Alice Im Spiegelland. Sesam Verlag, Vienna (1923).

Carroll, Lewis. A Bibliography Of The Writings Of Lewis Carroll. The Bookmans Journal (1924). 700 Copies.

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventure in Wonderland. Boni and Liveright (1924). Through The Looking-Glass; The Hunting Of The Snark; Limited Edition On Rag Laid Paper Exclusively For Boni and Liveright; 300 Copies; Paper Is Watermarked With Oval BandL Mark; Illustrations By John Tenniel; Introduction By Alexander Woolcott.

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Humphrey Milford (1926). 16 Mounted Color Plates By A.E.Jackson

Carroll, Lewis. Further Nonsense Verse and Prose. T. Fisher Unwin Ltd (1926). Edited By Langford Reed; Illustrated By H. M . Bateman.

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventures in Wonderland. E.P. Dutton (1929). Willy Pogany, Illustrator; First Printing For This Edition; Poganys Delightful Black-And-White Line Illustrations Present Alice As A Definite Child Of The 20S, Including Bobbed Hair And A Mid-Thigh Length Checked Skirt, Knee Sox, And A Sailor Blouse.; black and white Illustrations By William Andrew ( Willy ) Pogany. Large Paper Edition Limited To 200 Copies.

Carroll, Lewis. Alice in Wonderland. David McKay, Philadelphia (1930). Pictured By Mabel Lucie Attwell. Philadelphia, 11 Leaves Of Coloured Plates; Also Includes Numerous Textual Illustrations; American Printing Of The Raphael Tuck and Sons Ltd. Edition

Carroll, Lewis. Alice in Wonderland. The Black Sun Press (1930). Laurencin, Marie, Illustrator; Illustrated With Six Coloured Lithographs; 350 Numbered Copies For America On Rives Paper

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Hodder and Stoughton Limited (1930). Illustrated By Gwynned M. Hudson. Ca 1930 Reprint Of The Centenary Edition For Messrs. Boots; The Boots Pure Drug Co. In Nottingham, England Commissioned The Artist For This Special Edition. Letter F Missing On Copyright Page . Or Boots Pure Drug Co. (This Should Have Been .For Boots .).

Carroll, Lewis. Through the Looking Glass. Cheshire House (1931). And What Alice Found There; Designed And Printed By Richard Ellis; Franklin Hughes, Illustrator; Numbered Edition; 1200 Copies.

Carroll, Lewis. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. Limited Editions Club (1932). With Original Illustrations By John Tenniel. 1500 Numbered Copies, With Typography And Binding By Frederick Warde Who Has Signed The Colophon Page. 500 Of These Copies Signed On A Separate Page Bound In Before The Title Page By Alice (Liddell) Hargreaves,The Original Alice.

Carroll, Lewis. Catalogue of an Exhibition at Columbia University To Commemorate the One Hundredth Anniversary 0f The Birth Of Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) 1832-1898. Columbia University Press (1932). 95 Numbered Copies

Carroll, Lewis. For the Train. Denis Archer (1932). Five Poems And A Tale By Lewis Carroll. Being Contributions To The Train, 1856-1857, With The Original Illustrations By C. H. Bennett And W. Mcconnell; Together With Some Carrollean Episodes Concerning Trains. Arranged, With A Preface, By Hugh J. Schonfield; Signed By Schonfield; 100 Copies

Carroll, Lewis. The Rectory Umbrella and Mischmasch. Cassell (1932).

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.. Macmillan and Co (1934). Bound By Riviere and Sons In Full Green Leather. Each Volume Has The Original Tenniel Illustrations---42 In Alice And 50 In Through The Looking Glass. These Are The Miniature Editions First Published In 1907.

Carroll, Lewis. Through The Looking Glass. Limited Editions Club (1935). And What Alice Found There; John Tenniel, Illustrator; Illustrations Re-Engraved By Frederic Warde; Limited Edition; 1500 Copies.

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventures Under Ground. Privately printed by Max Jaffe, Vienna for Eldridge Johnson (1936). Collotype Facsimile Reproducing Manuscript Text And 37 Illustrations By The Author, 14 Full-Page; Mounted Photograph Of Alice Liddell At Foot Of Last Page; The Exact Edition Size Is Not Recorded, Though It Is Likely 50 Copies Only.

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Macmillan and Co (1938). Later Printing Of The Miniature Edition.

Carroll, Lewis. ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Black Sun Press (1939). 8 Lithographic Illustrations By Marie Laurencin, Each Signed By Laurencin In The Stone; Limited Edition Of 790 Numbered Copies In Two Series (420 +370 For American And European Collectors)

Carroll, Lewis. The Complete Works Of Lewis Carroll. Nonesuch Press (1939). With An Introduction By Alexander Woollcott And The Illustrations By John Tenniel

Carroll, lewis. The Hunting of The Snark. Chatto and Windus (1941). Or An Agony In Eight Fits; First Deluxe Edition; Mervyn Peake, Illustrator

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventures In Wonderland. Random House (1946). And Through The Looking Glass; 2 Volumes; Tenniel Illustrations From The Original Edition, Colored In The Manner Of The Period By Fritz Kredel.

Carroll, Lewis. The Diaries of Lewis Carroll. Cassell and CompaLimited (1953). Roger Lancelyn Green, Editor; Two Volumes; Volume I: Illustrated By 20 Monochrome Plates, Many Taken By Dodgson Himself, Volume Ii: Illustrated By 18 Monochrome Plates Including Photographs Of Alice Liddle Taken By Dodgson

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Allan Wingate (1954). Illustrated With 65 Drawings By Mervyn Peake; First British Edition Using These Illustrations, Published By Allan Wingate In 1954.

Carroll, Lewis. Useful And Instructive Poetry. Geoffrey Bles, Ltd. (1954). First Printing Of The First British Edition; In Publishers Original, Rare Transmatic Dust Jacket, Patented In 1930.

Carroll. Lewis. Alice In Wonderland.. Dennis Dobson. London (1967). First Steadman Illustrated Edition; Fully Illustrated Throughout By Ralph Steadman

Carroll, Lewis. Lewis Carrolls Wunderhorn. Manus Presse, Stuttgart (1970). With Lithographs By Max Ernst; First Max Ernst Edition, 1000 Copies; 78 Pages With Text By Lewis Carroll In English And German Illustrated With 36 Original Color Lithographs By Max Ernst.

CARROLL Lewis. Le Bambine di Carroll.. Franco Maria Ricci, Milan (1974).

Carroll, Lewis. Lewis Carroll Photos and Letters to His Child Friends. Franco Maria Ricci, Milan (1975). First Edition (First Printing). 3,000 Copies Of This Oversized Publication By Italian Publishing House -- Number 3 In The Fmr Series The Signs Of Man. Includes Carrolls Letters (In English) With Full Page Sepia Photos; Signed By Publisher, Franco Maria Ricci.

Carroll, Lewis. The Hunting Of The Snark. The Whittington Press,Gloucestershire (1975). An Agony, In Eight Fits; Limited Edition Of 750 Copies; Signed By The Illustrator Harold Jones; Hand-Made Paper; 15 Full-Page Illustrations

CARROLL Lewis. Lewis Carroll: Photos et Lettres Aux Petites Filles.. Franco Maria Ricci, Milan (1976). Reunies Et Traduites Par Henri Parisot. Preface De Jean Gattegno; 41 Mounted Sepia Photos, Limited To 3000 Copies Printed On Special Paper And Signed By Franco Maria Ricci, The Publisher.

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventures In Wonderland. Easton Press, Norwalk (1977). And Through The Looking Glass; Printed On Archival Paper With Gilded Edges.

Carroll, Lewis. Hunting Of The Snark.. William Kaufmann, Los Altos (1981). Subscribers Edition Of The Facsimile; Limited Edition Of 395 Numbered Copies; After A Preface By James Tanis And A Lengthier Introduction To The Text By Martin Gardiner, The Original Edition Of Snark Is Presented In Facsimile. Illust By Henry Holiday. Designs For The Snark By Charles Mitchell, The Listing Of The Snark By Sekwub H. Goodacre; Book Designed By Roderick Stinehour .

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventures In Wonderland. University of California Press, Berkeley (1982). 2 Volumes; Illustrated With Woodcuts By Barry Moser. With A Preface And Notes By James R. Kincaid. Edited By Selwyn H. Goodacre. First Printing Of This Reproduction Of The Pennyroyal Press Edition.

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventures in Wonderland.. Hodder and Stoughton (1982). Reproduction Of The 1922 Original Edition; 500 Numbered Copies; Illustrated With 12 Full Page Art Deco Colour Plates Tipped - In By Gwynedd Hudson.

Carroll, Lewis. Through The Looking Glass. Pennyroyal Press (1982). And What Alice Found There; 92 Wood Engravings; Additional Suite Of The Plates, Each Plate Signed By Moser; 350 Copies Signed By Moser At The Colophon; The Paper Used Was Pulegium, Prepared Especially For The Press By The Strathmore Paper Company.

Carroll, Lewis. The Complete Alice and the Hunting of the Snark.. Salem House, Topsfield (1987). Ralph Steadman, Illustrator; 14 Completely New Illustrations And Colored Versions Of Many Other Drawings By Ralph Steadman.

Carroll, Lewis. The Hunting Of The Snark. Macmillan and Co (1993). Or An Agony In Eight Fits; New Introduction By Dr. Selwyn Goodacre; 430 Copies.

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventures Under Ground. Word Play Publications (2000). Kim Deitch, Illustrator; First Time Published With Drawings Other Than Those By The Author; Foreword By Mark Burstein, Lewis Carroll Society Of North America; 26 Lettered And Signed Copies.

Carroll, Lewis. Alices Adventures Under Ground. British Museum / Folio Society (2008). Alices Adventures Underground; Facsimile Limited Edition Of Original Manuscript That Was A A Christmas Gift To A Dear Child In Memory Of A Summer Day.; Reproduced From The British Library. 3750 Copies.