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An Easter Greeting to Every Child Who Loves “Alice.”, inscribed by Lewis Carroll to Edith Blakemore,

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An Easter Greeting to Every Child Who Loves “Alice.”, inscribed by Lewis Carroll to Edith Blakemore,
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27. An Easter Greeting to Every Child Who Loves “Alice.”, inscribed by Lewis Carroll to Edith Blakemore, one of his child-friends. Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge (Lewis Carroll). An Easter Greeting to Every Child Who Loves “Alice.” [Oxford: privately printed], 1876. 24mo. First Edition, first impression, printed on E. Towgood laid paper with his watermark and “my” in Roman type face on line 12 of page three. Four-page pamphlet written on the celebration of Easter for young readers of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Inscribed in violet ink to Edith [Blakemore] on the front cover, “Edith - from Lewis Carroll Sept. 11 1877.” Copies were intended to be inserted into the specially bound presentation copies of The Hunting of the Snark, individual copies were also given to Carroll’s young friends. Dodgson first met Edith Blakemore while staying in Eastbourne on his annual holiday in July, 1877. He arranged regular meetings with her, engaging her mother to facilitate these. Unusually in his relations with young girls, Dodgson continued a friendly correspondence with Edith for nearly 20 years. An uncommon Carroll item to find signed and a wonderful association, in exceptional condition. Fine. $3,000 – $5,000