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3.

Carroll, Lewis,

THE WONDERLAND POSTAGE-STAMP CASE,

WITH EIGHT OR NINE WISE WORDS ABOUT LETTER-WRITING

Oxford, Emberlin and Son, 1890. First

edition. The Letter-Writing pamphlet is

4 by 3", 39pp. Stated first edition.

Publisher's ads appear on pages 36-39,

and the last page is blank. This state is

not described by Williams, else it bears

the earliest possible date of 1890, with

the 'first published, 1890' statement on

the verso of the cover

The stamp case bears the statement on the

rear: "Invented by /[Cheshire cat smile]

/Lewis Carroll/ MDCCCLXXXIX". The

case into which it slips is the second state

(Williams 194.1) with the publisher's imprint

above the Cheshire cat.

This is a very nice set with hardly any trace

of wear and only normal signs of ageing.

The outer envelope is not present.

$400

20185

4.

Caxton, William

THE DICTES AND SAYINGS OF THE PHILOSOPHERS

Detroit, Cranbrook Press, 1901. 4to. One of 244 copies, of which this is number 2. Finely

printed on paper handmade for the Press, with many pages in interlaced ornament of the

Morris tradition. Full contemporary brown morocco, spine in six compartments, gilt, boards

tooled in gilt; gilt inner dentelles; all edges gilt.

The Cranbrook Press was established in 1901 by George B. Booth. This is the second offering

of the Press, and used the Caxton edition of 1477 as the source for the text.

With the bookplate of DeGuinzbourg on the front pastedown and the signature of E. F.

Langley on the front free endpaper.

Corners bumped, hinges lightly rubbed, upper inner hinge neatly mended, else a fine copy of

a wonderful imprint.

$1250

19408