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Eight or Nine Wise Words about Letter-Writing, inscribed by Lewis Carroll to Alice Blakemore, the mo

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Eight or Nine Wise Words about Letter-Writing, inscribed by Lewis Carroll to Alice Blakemore, the mo
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33. Eight or Nine Wise Words about Letter-Writing, inscribed by Lewis Carroll to Alice Blakemore, the mother of one of his child-friends. Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge (Lewis Carroll). Eight or Nine Wise Words about Letter-Writing. Emberlin and Son, Oxford, 1890. 16mo. First Edition, presentation copy. Inscribed on the contents page by Carroll, “Alice Blakemore, from the Author. July 10, 1890”. Trace of wear at corners, ownership name in pencil at top right corner; otherwise, Fine. This scarce Carroll item was issued to accompany The Wonderland Postage-Stamp Case, the use of which is outlined by Carroll at the beginning of this pamphlet. The advice on letter-writing is intended to help avoid illegibility, repetition, omission or quarreling. Housed in a custom black cloth box with leather label lettered in gilt. $2,000 – $3,000