New York: The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1982. 1st Edition. Small quarto, publisher's printed stiff paper wraps.
Exhibition catalog for a show at the Pierpont Morgan Library devoted to the manuscripts, letters, and photographs of Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), on the occasion of the celebrated author's 150th birthday. The catalog is arranged thematically, and includes sections on Carroll’s early years; his various roles as an Oxford don, mathematician, and photographer; and his many friendships with children, most importantly Alice Liddell, the inspiration for Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. The material gathered together for the exhibition (which ran from January 28 - April 18, 1982) was drawn almost entirely from the collection of accomplished book collector Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Text by Carroll scholar and biographer Cohen, with a preface by Princeton professor Charles Ryskamp. Illustrated with numerous black-and-white photos and reproductions. Light rubbing to joints, small chip to bottom corner of upper wrap. Item #535