Ending 23rd Apr, 2023 18:00

Books and Maps - Timed Auction - Fri 14 Apr to Sun 23 Apr

Lot 76


Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) [British, 1832–1898]

Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) [British, 1832–1898]
c.1879, a photograph of Alexandra 'Xie' Kitchin as a Queen
albumen print laid down on card
19.5 x 12.5cm

Sold for £9,450


Auction: Books and Maps - Timed Auction - Fri 14 Apr to Sun 23 Apr, ending 23rd Apr, 2023


The sale features some outstanding highlights, including; eight photographs taken by Charles Dodgson – aka Lewis Carroll – of one of his ‘child friends’, an album of 127 ornithological watercolours by a 19th century German artist and naturalist, a collection of letters relating to the American War of Independence of which two were written to British general Charles Cornwallis (1738-1805) by Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Stewart following the action known as the Battle of Eutaw Springs on September 8, 1781. Also featured is a first edition copy of the first volume of Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations has an interesting provenance with the Duke of Sutherland and the economist Edwin Walter Kemmerer among its former owners.

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