New York: Argosy Bookstore, 1980. Limited Edition. Hardcover. 48pp. Slim quarto [28.5 cm] 1/4 beige cloth with tan and purple floral paper over boards. Near fine condition. Publisher's prospectus laid in. Item #44793
Lewis Carroll's photographs of Xie Kitchin. Copy number 20 in an edition limited to 750 numbered copies. From the Introduction- "The author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass was, as most people know, not only a whimsical story-teller who took the pen name of Lewis Carroll, but also, for most of his life, an earnest Oxford don who taught mathematics and logic and an ordained clergyman who bore the rather cumbersome name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. His interest in photography and his contribution to the history of that particular art form are, perhaps, less well known than his other accomplishments. Nonetheless, he was one of the earliest art photographers, and some of his pictures are so remarkable that they find a place in the history of photographic art."