Lot 30: CARROLL, LEWIS. MANUSCRIPT EXERCISE BOOK DETAILING RECIPIENTS OF THE NURSERY ALICE, 1889 (1 VOL.)
October 20, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: small 4to (198 x 160mm.), 18 of 40 pages presenting the author’s manuscript listing of 121 names and addresses together with a key to symbols on inside of upper wrapper, all in purple ink, dated between 21 June and 2 July 1889, original paper wrappers, collector’s chemise and red morocco pull-off box, loss to wrappers and detached at spine
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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Provenance: Eldridge R. Johnson sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 3-4 April 1946, lot 82