(#173009) PHANTASMAGORIA AND OTHER POEMS. Lewis Carroll, C. L. Dodgson.

PHANTASMAGORIA AND OTHER POEMS. London: Macmillan and Co., 1869. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [1-3] 4-202 [203-204: blank], publisher's pictorial blue cloth, all panels stamped in gold, all edges gilt, brown coated endpapers. First edition, first printing, first issue. "This entertaining medley ... consists of two parts, the first containing thirteen amusing poems, the second an equal number of serious ones ... The title poem is in seven cantos, and is well adapted to remove all fear of ghosts from nervous people, by representing that it is no pleasure at all to the ghosts to howl on battlements on wet nights, or to clank chains ... The word Phantasmagoria was invented in 1802, and seems to mean a Gathering of Ghosts" (WM&G, p. 47). Williams, Madan and Green 68. Early owner's signature dated 1870 on half title and title pages. Later bookplate of Henry A. Hoffman affixed to the front paste-down. Cloth worn at edges, spine panel darkened, inner front hinge partially cracked and repaired, a good copy. (#173009).

Price: $450.00

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