Books

One of the primary purposes of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America is to publish books relevant to his works and life. From first revealing to the world “The Wasp in a Wig,” the long-thought-lost chapter of Through the Looking-Glass, in 1977, through the six-volume printing of all his pamphlets, to a book of his unpublished poetry in 2018, our publications program is ambitious and well respected. 

We are updating the listings and the payment system used to order books from our site. Please check back around the end of December to order publications.

If you have a special question, please send an email to pubs@lewiscarroll.org

Listing of Publications [Available Jan 2020]

(Listed in chronological order of publication, most recent first.)

Rare, Uncollected, Unpublished, & Nonexistent Verse of Lewis Carroll

Rare, Uncollected, Unpublished, & Nonexistent Verse of Lewis Carroll

Collected and Annotated by August A. Imholtz, Jr. & Edward Wakeling
Annandale, VA: The Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 2018
xiii, 108 pages; illustrated; hardcover
ISBN 978-0-930326-11-1

Free to LCSNA members while supplies last but not for sale.

Two types of “unpublished verses” are included in this book: (1) poems and verses that have never before, or very rarely, appeared in print, and (2) fragments or references to poems which, through mentions in Carroll’s diaries, letters, or even in auction sale catalogs, are known to have existed, but have never seen the light of day.

The sources for the verses are Dodgson manuscripts, his inscriptions in books—usually presen­tation copies of his own works but sometimes those of another au­thor—his letters, his diaries, entries in British and American auction catalogs, and, in a few cases, previously published compilations requiring correction or showing significant variation.

The book is divided into three chronologically organized parts: the poems themselves, Memoria Technica verses, and a final section on questionably attributed verses. It includes previously unpublished illustrations by Lewis Carroll as well as new illustrations by LCSNA members Jonathan Dixon, Tania Ianovskaia, Oleg Lipchenko, Andrew Ogus, Adriana Peliano, Byron Sewell, and Mahendra Singh. Includes indexes.

The Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll Vol. 5: Games, Puzzles, & Related Pieces

The Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll Vol. 5: Games, Puzzles, & Related Pieces

Compiled, with introductory essays, notes, and annotations by Christopher Morgan
NY: Lewis Carroll Society of North America/University Press of Virginia, 2015
xix, 406 pages, illustrated; hardcover
ISBN 978-0-930326-02-9

Carroll’s fondness for word games, puzzles, and the like comes to the forefront in this delightful volume. It includes: Court Circular (1860); Court Circular (1862); Notes of Croquet Castles; Croquet Castles (1863); Castle Croquet (1866); Castle Croquet (Collingwood, 1899); Puzzles from Wonderland (1870); Arithmetical Croquet (1872); Anagrammatic Sonnet (1877); Memoria Technica (1877); Notes on Lanrick; A Game for Two Players (January 18, 1879 printed edition); Lanrick (March 18, 1880, printed edition); Lanrick (December 1880, printed edition); Lanrick (July 1881 second edition); Lanrick (October 1881 third edition); Notes on Mischmasch; Mischmasch (in the Monthly Packet, June 1881); Mischmasch (anonymously printed version, November 1882); Mischmasch (final Court Circular magazine version of 1886); Notes on Circular Billiards; Circular Billiards (first and second editions, 1889); Circular Billiards (third edition, 1889); On Registering Correspondence (1890); Co-operative Backgammon (1894); String Wrapped Round a Cube (1892); Number-Guessing Puzzle (1895); Doublets; Notes on Doublets; Word-Links (1878 Cyclostyled version); Word-Links (1878 first printed edition); The 1879 and later editions of the Doublets pamphlets; The Doublets columns from Vanity Fair (1879-81); Syzygies; Notes on Syzygies; The Syzygies columns from The Lady (1893); Syzygies and Lanrick (1893); Miscellany; Games and Puzzles of Carroll’s Time – and Doublets after Carroll.

Соня вь Царствѣ Дива (Sonja in a Kingdom of Wonder)

Соня вь Царствѣ Дива (Sonja in a Kingdom of Wonder)

Edited by Mark Burstein, introduction by Nina Demurova
NY: The Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 2013
xvi, 200 pages; hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-930326-00-5

By publishing this facsimile of the exceedingly rare first Russian translation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1879), the LCSNA has made this rarity readily available to scholars and enthusiasts for the first time. Only two copies are known to have survived–one is in the Alfred C. Berol Collection at the Fales Library of New York University and one at the Saltykov-Shchedrin Library in St. Petersburg. The LCSNA facsimile volume includes an introduction by Prof. Nina Demurova, a famed contemporary translator and literary critic, and an essay by Russian literature scholar Fan Parker.

A Bouquet for the Gardner: Martin Gardner Remembered

A Bouquet for the Gardner: Martin Gardner Remembered

Edited by Mark Burstein
NY: The Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 2011
xiv, 231, [ii] pages; hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-930326-17-3

Out of print (but you can still get a copy of the trade edition on Amazon)

A posthumous tribute to Martin Gardner, this book is a must-read for anyone who loves Lewis Carroll, puzzles, logic, math, and/or annotated classics. This beautiful hardcover combines entertaining and heartfelt reminiscences of Gardner with academic essays written in his honor, and includes a complete biography by Michael Patrick Hearn and contributions from such noted authors as Will Brooker, Douglas Hofstadter, Morton Cohen, Raymond Smullyan, and Robin Wilson, to name but a few. It also contains Gardner’s own final, post–”Definitive Edition” addenda to his towering Annotated Alice classic, as well as an authoritative bibliography of his Carroll-related writings.

The Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll, Vol. 4: The Logic Pamphlets of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and Related Pieces

The Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll, Vol. 4: The Logic Pamphlets of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and Related Pieces

Compiled, with introductory essays, notes and annotations by Francine F. Abeles.
NY: Lewis Carroll Society of North America/University Press of Virginia, 2010.
xx, 271 pages, illustrated; hardcover
ISBN 978-0-930326-25-8

Like its companion volume 3 in this series edited by Prof. Abeles, this is a collection of 49 pamphlets and related items on logic, accompanied by careful commentary. The materials range from Carroll’s “Circular on Counters” (1886) to “Symbolic Logic. Specimen Syllogisms (2nd Ed.) Conclusions” (1894).

Lewis Carroll: Voices from France

Lewis Carroll: Voices from France

Elizabeth Sewell
NY: The Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 2008
212 pages; hardcover
ISBN: 0-930326-16-4

This is a fascinating re-examination of Lewis Carroll’s works by the late Elizabeth Sewell, a noted critic, poet, novelist, and founding member of the LCSNA. After Sewell’s death, Clare Imholtz edited the manuscript, working closely with David Schenck, executor of the Sewell estate, to ensure that this important work would make it before the public. This eye-opening book revisits Carroll’s nonsense in both well-known and neglected works by exploring its potential relationships to nihilisim, surrealism, and a list of other -isms beloved by 19th– and 20th-century French scholars, with thought-provoking results.

La Guida di Bragia

By Lewis Carroll, illustrations by Jonathan Dixon
NY: The Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 2007
xi, 73 pages; hardcover
ISBN: 0-930326-15-6

In his youth, Lewis Carroll wrote a number of marionette plays to entertain his brothers and sisters, but only one, La Guida di Bragia, is known to have survived. Written in his late teens, this giddy little play is peopled by a host of outrageous characters in situations that foreshadow Monty Python and The Goon Show, among others. The hapless (and clueless) friends Mooney and Spooney decide to take jobs at a railway station, and a series of misunderstandings and mishaps ensues. The title is a play on the popular train timetable of Carroll’s day, Bradshaw’s Guide. There are surreal set pieces, silly songs that parody popular operetta, and even young Carroll’s own version of Mrs. Malaprop. A lightweight charmer, this piece was only published once in a British magazine in 1931, and then in our own Knight Letter magazine in 1999. That version included delightful illustrations by talented LCSNA member Jonathan Dixon. This expanded edition includes an introduction by Peter Heath, a facsimile of the original manuscript, and additional illustrations created by Dixon especially for the occasion. Our volume represents La Guida’s first publication in hardcover. A curiosity, a collector’s item, and a delight.

The Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll, Vol. 3: The Political Pamphlets and Letters of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and Related Pieces: A Mathematical Approach

Edited by Francine F. Abeles, with essays, notes and annotations
NY: The Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 2001
260 pages; hardcover
ISBN: 0-930326-12-1

This is one of the most important books published on Lewis Carroll in recent years. Not only does it provide the reader with access to rare materials, most of which have never previously been reprinted, but Dr. Abeles’ commentary provides an unparalleled look at Dodgson’s involvement in the spheres of politics and voting theory.

The book is divided into four sections, each with its own introductory essay. “Fairness in Elections” reprints Dodgson’s pamphlets on voting procedure. The next section, “Rationality in Sports,” contains Dodgson’s writing on Tennis Tournaments and on betting. In some cases, Dodgson’s letters to the editor of the St. James’s Gazette mention the opinions of other correspondents, and Abeles has included these other letters as well, giving the reader a complete view of Dodgson’s work in context and of the response to it. “Proportional Representation” also includes letters by Dodgson’s contemporaries that respond to and elaborate upon his arguments. This section also contains Dodgson’s major work Principles of Parliamentary Representation. A short section of “Political Humor” finishes the book, but previous sections are not without their humor. Many of the pieces reprinted here show that Dodgson could use his Carrollian wit even on a seemingly dry topic.

Prof. Abeles’ general introduction is a major reconsideration of Dodgson as a political scientist, considers his political activism, and puts his theories in the context of the history of political science. A major scholarly contribution to the fields of Victorian political theory and Carrollian studies, The Political Pamphlets and Letters of Charles Dodgson will be an important addition to libraries from the largest university to the most modest Lewis Carroll enthusiast.

Includes 28 rare Lewis Carroll items reprinted, most for the first time; 9 items by his contemporaries reprinted, showing their reactions to his ideas; and 5 introductory essays by Prof. Francine Abeles, providing a new view of Dodgson and politics.

Warren Weaver: Scientist, Humanitarian, Carrollian

Warren Weaver: Scientist, Humanitarian, Carrollian

Edited by Charlie Lovett
[Winston-Salem, NC] Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 2000
15 pages; paperback

This pamphlet was issued on the occasion of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America’s Fall 2000 meeting at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin where Dr. Warren Weaver’s Carroll collection was deposited. The first essay surveys Dr. Weaver’s long career as a mathematician, a director of the Rockefeller Foundation, and of course Carroll collector and bibliographer. Includes a bibliography of Weaver’s Alice publications and two shorter essays: “Warren Weaver’s ‘Description of the Mathematical Manuscripts of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) in the Morris L. Parrish Collection” by Dr. Francine Abeles, and “An Excerpt from ‘Warren and the Pirates,’ Or Alice in Many Tongues and the Translations” by August A. Imholtz, Jr.

Enough of a Muchness. An Interim Bibliography of the Carrollian Publications, Drawings, and Ephemera of Byron Sewell

Enough of a Muchness. An Interim Bibliography of the Carrollian Publications, Drawings, and Ephemera of Byron Sewell

[Beltsville, MD]: Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 2000
20 pages; paperback

This bibliography, issued as a keepsake from the Oct. 28, 2000, meeting of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center of the University of Texas at Austin, covers Byron Sewell’s Carroll-related publications, many of which were issued in a very small number of copies. In addition to his masterful bibliographical work, Much of a Muchness: A Survey of the American Editions of the Alice Books Published from 1866 to 1960 (1992), and his splendidly illustrated The Hunting of the Snark (1974), it covers his samizdat-like items ranging from The Adventures of Alice in Polyland (1973) to Snark! A Murderous Agony in Eight Fits (2000).

The Lewis Carroll Society of North America 25th Anniversary Booklet (1974–1999)

The Lewis Carroll Society of North America 25th Anniversary Booklet (1974–1999)

[Winston-Salem, NC] Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 1999
Edited by August A. Imholtz, Jr.
iv, 129 pages; paperback
ISBN: 0-930326-13-X

This history of the first twenty-five years of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America contains copies of early planning documents for the creation of the Society, together with essays and reminiscences by Morton Cohen, Stan Marx, Florence Becker Lennon, David H. Schaefer, Maxine Schaefer, Alexander D. Wainwright, Alice Berkey, Joel Birenbaum, Sandor Burstein, Peter L. Heath, August A. Imholtz, Jr., Janet Jurist, Edward Guiliano, Charlie Lovett, Kathryn Woestendiek, Clare Imholtz, and Mark Burstein.

It includes a chronological list of meetings and speakers together with a list of LCSNA members up to 1999.

In Memoriam Charles Lutwidge Dodgson 1832–1898: Obituaries of Lewis Carroll and Related Pieces

In Memoriam Charles Lutwidge Dodgson 1832–1898: Obituaries of Lewis Carroll and Related Pieces

Edited by Charles Lovett and August A. Imholtz
NY: The Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 1998
192 pages; hardcover
ISBN: 0-930326-12-1

In honor of the centenary of the death of Lewis Carroll the Lewis Carroll Society of North America published a book of contemporary obituaries of Lewis Carroll and related pieces. The intent is to give a view of how Carroll was perceived around the world at the time of his death. Although the obituaries contain many factual errors, these are generally noted and can be attributed to the vagaries of newspaper reporting.

The value of this collection is to be able to share the emotions felt by the readers and witness the impact of Carroll’s works on the general public. Carroll was not just a great author; his books affected people’s lives and the way they looked at the world around them. We see the influence he had on his contemporary readers and can perhaps better understand the influence he still has on today’s readers one hundred years after his death.

Students are always looking to find a new perspective on Carroll’s work. There are many fine articles (like the one by E. Gertrude Thomson) that provide a wealth of new insights.

Yours Very Sincerely, C. L. Dodgson (Alias “Lewis Carroll)

Jon A. Lindseth
New York: Grolier Club, 1998
127 pages, illustrated; paperback
ISBN: 978-0-910672-23-8

Detailed Grolier Club exhibition catalog of 70 rare and fascinating items from the Jon A. Lindseth Collection. Includes essays by Francine Abeles, Morton N. Cohen, Rodney Engen, Selwyn H. Goodacre, Edward Guiliano, Charlie Lovett, Jeffrey Stern, and Edward Wakeling. This is not a publication of the LCSNA but copies were made available to us by Mr. Lindseth for sale.

Proceedings of the Second International Lewis Carroll Conference

Proceedings of the Second International Lewis Carroll Conference

Edited by Charlie Lovett
NY: The Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 1994
191 pages; hardcover
ISBN: 0-930326-10-5

The second International Lewis Carroll Conference was hosted by the LCSNA on June 9-12, 1994, at the Graylyn Executive Conference Center of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. During the four-day event, talks were given covering the entire range of contemporary Carroll studies, from biography to bibliography, from literary criticism to popular culture. This book contains the text of all those talks. It represents a world view of Carroll, his works, his times, and his impact on society and culture. The following are presentations are included: “Alice and America” by Charlie Lovett; “Reeling and Writhing with Lewis Carroll” by Morton N. Cohen; “What Was Behind Alice’s Nursery Door: Behind the Making of The Other Alice” by Christina Björk; “Mrs. Hargreaves Comes to the U.S.A.” by Edward Wakeling; “Escape from the Real: Lewis Carroll, Alice, and Henry James’s Watch and Ward” by Julie Grossman; “The Tea Party That Hit Light Speed: Order, Relativity, and Chaos in the Alice books” by Stephen Haedicke; “The Nineteenth-Century American Alice” by Selwyn Goodacre; “Mind over Matter: Sexuality and Where the ‘Body Happens to Be’ in the Alice books” by Donald Rackin; “Memoirs of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America: The First Twenty Years” by Stan Marx; “My Twenty Years as Secretary of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America” by Maxine Schaefer; “Algorithms and Mechanical Processes in the Work of Charles L. Dodgson” by Francine F. Abeles; “What Took You Through the Looking-Glass?” by Elizabeth Sewell; “The Game Plan of The Hunting of the Snark” by Donna White; “Tenniel’s American Cartoons: A Civil War Extravaganza” by Frankie Morris; “Why Is Alice Popular in Japan?” by Yoshiyuki Momma; “Lewis Carroll as a Pioneer of Whole Language Philosophy” by Anashia Plackis; “Imitations of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Anxiety of Influence” by Jan Susina; and “C. L. Dodgson: An Englishman Abroad” by Anne Clark Amor.

The Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll, Vol. 2: The Mathematical Pamphlets of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and Related Pieces

The Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll, Vol. 2: The Mathematical Pamphlets of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and Related Pieces

Compiled, with introductory essays, notes, and annotations by Francine Abeles
New York: Lewis Carroll Society of North America/University Press of Virginia, 1994
ISBN: 978-0-930326-0-98
xvi, 420 pages, illustrated; hardcover

Reprints forty-three Dodgson publications, many for the first time, on geometry, trigonometry, algebra, probability, arithmetic computation and theory, cryptology, and curriculum. The essays and notes place Dodgson firmly in the distinguished history of mathematical thought in the 19th century.

Stan Marx, 1919–1994

Winston-Salem, NC: The Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 1994
Edited by Charlie Lovett.
4 pages; paperback

A pamphlet publication, measuring 9 ×12 inches, issued for the Lewis Carroll Society of North America’s Nov. 12, 1994, meeting at Princeton University in commemoration of the Society’s founding member Stan Marx. This tribute to Marx includes a short biographical note, the text of Carroll’s “Jabberwocky” facing a reproduction of Stan’s version of the poem in the Shaw alphabet, and a brief history of the Shaw alphabet.

The Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll Vol. 1: The Oxford Pamphlets, Leaflets, and Circulars

The Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll Vol. 1: The Oxford Pamphlets, Leaflets, and Circulars

Compiled and edited with notes and annotations by Edward Wakeling
NY: The Lewis Carroll Society of North America/University Press of Virginia, 1993
xix, 382 pages; hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-813912-5-09

Contains sixty-six pamphlets and related pieces on Oxford politics, curriculum, Christ Church Common Room matters, and much else. Many of the pieces have not been reprinted since their appearance during Carroll’s lifetime. The first item is the “Endowment of the Greek Professorship” (1861), and the final pamphlet “Resident Women Students” (1896).

The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits

The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits

By Lewis Carroll with illustrations by Jonathan Dixon
NY: The Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 1992
87 pages; hardcover
ISBN: 0-930326-07-5

Lewis Carroll’s famous nonsense poem, whimsically illustrated by Jonathan Dixon, is a most handsome volume. No Carroll collection is complete without one. Dixon, a longtime member of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, is an artist and actor living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He illustrated inter alia our edition of La Guida de Bragia, Daniel Singer’s Looking-Glass House: The Lost Manuscript of “Through the Looking-Glass” by Lewis Carroll, and other works.

Lewis Carroll at Texas: The Warren Weaver Collection and Related Dodgson Materials at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Lewis Carroll at Texas: The Warren Weaver Collection and Related Dodgson Materials at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Robert N. Taylor, Roy Flukinger, John O Kirkpatrick, and Cinda Ann May
Austin, TX: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 1985
233 pages; illustrated; paperback
Carroll Studies no. 8 [misnumbered]
ISBN 0-87959-104-8

Out of print

This is a special issue of the catalog with a sticker identifying it as “Carroll Studies no. 8 in an edition of 300 copies for the Society.” Includes extensive entries on the works of Lewis Carroll, including photographs, in the Warren Weaver Carroll Collection, the Byron and Susan Sewell Collection, the Gernsheim Collection, and other holdings at the Harry Ransom Research Center.

Feeding the Mind: A Centenary Celebration of Lewis Carroll’s Visit to Alfreton in 1884

Feeding the Mind: A Centenary Celebration of Lewis Carroll’s Visit to Alfreton in 1884

Selwyn H. Goodacre
Burton upon Trent, UK, for the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 1984
29 pages; paperback
Carroll studies no. 8

Includes the first publication of Carroll’s lecture “Feeding the Mind” in facsimile, the first printing of his essay “Redistribution” on parliamentary elections since 1884, an extensive commentary by Dr. Goodacre, and a checklist of the publications of the Rev. W. H. Draper, the Vicar of Alfreton, where Carroll delivered his lecture in late September or early October, 1884.

Lewis Carroll and Alice, 1832–1982: Catalog of Morgan Library Exhibition

Lewis Carroll and Alice, 1832–1982: Catalog of Morgan Library Exhibition

Edited by Morton N. Cohen
New York, NY: The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1982
ISBN: 87598-076-7
133 pages, illustrated; paperback

Contains an introductory essay by Morton N. Cohen and detailed commentary on the sesquicentennial exhibition, accompanied by illustrations, some published for the first time. Not a publication of the LCSNA, but copies were made available to us for sale.

Soaring with the Dodo: Essays on Lewis Carroll’s Life and Art

Soaring with the Dodo: Essays on Lewis Carroll’s Life and Art

Edited by Edward Guiliano and James R. Kincaid
[New York]: Lewis Carroll Society of North America/University Press of Virginia, 1982
vi, 147 pages; hardcover
Carroll studies no. 6
ISBN: 978-0-930326-0-74

The essays in this volume originally appeared as a special issue of English Language Notes, Vol. XX, no. 2, December 1982: “From Victorian Textbook to Ready-Made: Lewis Carroll and the Black Art” by Jan B. Gordon and Edward Guiliano; “Love and Death in Carroll’s Alices” by Donald Rackin; “Falling Alice, Fallen Women, and Victorian Dream Children” by Nina Auerbach, “Carroll’s Well-Versed Narrative: Through the Looking-Glass” by Beverly Lyon Clark; “The 1865 Alice: A New Appraisal and a Revised Census” by Selwyn H. Goodacre, “Lewis Carroll in a Changing World: An Interview with Morton N. Cohen” by Edward Guiliano; “Dodgson’s Golden Hours” by Joyce Carol Oates; “She’s All My Fancy Painted Him” by Robert Dupree; “The Carrollian Paperchase” by Peter Heath; and “Three Alices, Three Carrolls” by Kathleen Blake.

Westminster Abbey Evensong Program: Laying of the Lewis Carroll Stone

Westminster Abbey Evensong Program: Laying of the Lewis Carroll Stone

London, England: Westminster Abbey, 1982
15 pages, paperback

Order of service for Dec. 17, 1982. Includes photograph of the commemorative stone carved by Ieuan Rees. Not a LCSNA publication, but nonetheless of interest to Carrollians.

Lewis Carroll’s Library

Edited and with an introduction by Jeffery Stern
NY: The Lewis Carroll Society of North America/University Press of Virginia, 1981
xiv, 95 pages; hardcover
ISBN 0-930326-05-9

Out of print

A facsimile edition of the catalogue of the auction sale following Carroll’s death in 1898, along with subsequent bookseller’s catalogues.

Lewis Carroll: An Annotated International Bibliography 1960–1970

Lewis Carroll: An Annotated International Bibliography 1960–1970

Edward Guiliano
NY: The Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 1980
viii, 253 pages; hardcover
ISBN 0-8139-0862-0

This is a great reference book, meticulously edited, for collectors and researchers. The bibliography includes primary works, reference and bibliographical works, exhibitions, biography, criticism, and miscellaneous items worldwide published during this period.

Lewis Carroll and the Kitchins: Containing Twenty-Five Letters Not Previously Published and Nineteen of His Photographs

Lewis Carroll and the Kitchins: Containing Twenty-Five Letters Not Previously Published and Nineteen of His Photographs

Edited with an introduction and notes by Morton N. Cohen
NY: The Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 1980
ISBN: 0-930326-04-0
Carroll studies no. 4.
xvi, 48 pages, illustrated; hardcover

Dodgson was a close friend of the Kitchin family, and Alexandra (Xie) Kitchin was one of his favorite photographic models. George William Kitchin attended Christ Church, Oxford where he took a Double First in Classics and Mathematics in 1850. In 1854, Kitchin was an examiner in Mathematics at Christ Church. Kitchin left Oxford to become Headmaster of Twyford Preparatory School in Hampshire but returned to residence at Oxford as Censor in 1861. Here you get a view of Carroll’s relationship with the Kitchin family via his letters and photographs. Some of the letters are reproduced in facsimile.

The Russian Journal II: A Record Kept by Henry Parry Liddon of a Tour Taken with C. L. Dodgson in the Summer of 1867

The Russian Journal II: A Record Kept by Henry Parry Liddon of a Tour Taken with C. L. Dodgson in the Summer of 1867

Edited, with an introduction and notes by Morton N. Cohen
New York: Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 1979
xxiii, 52 pages; paperback
ISBN 0930326032

Out of print

Lewis Carroll’s journal of his trip with Henry Parry Liddon (1829–1890) was first published by Morris L. Parrish in 1928 under the title Tour in 1867. Liddon’s own diary of the trip remained unpublished until it was issued by the Lewis Carroll Society of North America. The purpose of the trip on Liddon’s part was to convey a quasi-ecumenical overture from the English Church to the Russian Orthodox Church. Liddon at that time had been appointed him prebendary of Salisbury Cathedral. The diary entry for August 12 (Monday), for example, begins: “Expedition to Troitska with Bishop Leonide of Moscow. Up at 5 o’clock, breakfast 5:30, left Hotel at 6. Met Bishop Leonide at the Station.” Read in conjunction with Carroll’s narrative, the difference between the two friends and Christ Church alumni becomes clear. An appendix contains Carroll’s poem “A Russian’s Day in England.”

The Wasp in a Wig: A “Suppressed” Episode of Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

The Wasp in a Wig: A “Suppressed” Episode of Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

Edited by Edward Guiliano; with a preface, introduction, and notes by Martin Gardner
New York: Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 1977
Carroll studies no. 2
xiv, 21, [16] pages; paperback

Out of print

After publication of The Wasp in a Wig, press coverage in the New York Times, Time, Smithsonian, and many other publications helped the Society’s membership rise to heights it never reached again. It is not too often that a suppressed chapter of a major work of fiction is found, and the story of its discovery and publication itself even has an air of wonderland about it.

Also issued in a “Limited Edition” hardback.

Lewis Carroll Observed: A Collection of Unpublished Photographs, Drawings, Poetry, and New Essays

Lewis Carroll Observed: A Collection of Unpublished Photographs, Drawings, Poetry, and New Essays

Edited by Edward Guiliano
New York: Clarkson N. Potter/Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 1976
viii, 216 pages, illustrated; hardcover
ISBN: 051752497X

Out of print

These fifteen essays by critics, philosophers, and assorted Carrollians are interspersed with rare drawings from Carroll’s manuscripts and letters, photographs, and movie stills from adaptations of the Alice books. Contains: “Laughing and Grief: What’s So Funny about Alice in Wonderland?” by Donald Rackin; “Speak Roughly” by Martin Gardner; “Arthur Rackham’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Michael Patrick Hearn; “Lewis Carroll as Photographer: A Series of Photographs of Young Girls” by Edward Guiliano; “The Nonsense System in Lewis Carroll’s Work and in Today’s World” by Elizabeth Sewell; “High art and Low Amusements” by Roger B. Henkle; “Assessing Lewis Carroll” by Jean Gattegno; “Carroll’s ‘The Ligniad’: An Early Mock Epic in Facsimile” by Roger Lancelyn Green; “Hark the Snark” by Morton N. Cohen; “Whale or Boojum: An Agony” by Harold Beaver; “The Sylvie and Bruno books as Victorian Novel” by Edmund Miller; “Lewis Carroll as Artist: Fifteen Unpublished Sketches for the Sylvie and Bruno books” by Edward Guiliano; “Lewis Carroll the Pre-Raphaelite: ‘Fainting in Coils’’’ by Jeffrey Stern; “The Game of Logic: A Game of Universes” by Ernest Coumet; “The Film Collector’s Alice” by David H. Schaefer; and “A Note on Carroll Bibliography.”

Lewis Carroll in the Popular Culture: A Continuing List

Edited by Byron W. Sewell
New York: The Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 1976.
[46] pages; paperback

Out of print

The first of a non-continued list surveying the role of Carroll and his creations in advertising, magazines, films, and other media.

Lewis Carroll: An Annotated Bibliography for 1974

Lewis Carroll: An Annotated Bibliography for 1974

Edward Guiliano
NY: Lewis Carroll Society of North America, 1975
16 pages; paperback
Carroll studies no. 1

Surveys, with annotations, primary works by Carroll, reference and bibliographical works, biographical and critical works, and dramatic and pictorial adaptations.

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