Eight or Nine Wise Words about Letter-Writing; The "Wonderland" Postage-Stamp Case
Eight or Nine Wise Words about Letter-Writing; The "Wonderland" Postage-Stamp Case
Eight or Nine Wise Words about Letter-Writing; The "Wonderland" Postage-Stamp Case

Eight or Nine Wise Words about Letter-Writing; The "Wonderland" Postage-Stamp Case

CARROLL, Lewis

Regular price $1,500.00 Sale

Booklet contains an essay by Lewis Carroll on useful tips for composing, writing, mailing, and recording letters. While times have changed and our letters are now electronic, Carroll's rules for polite letter writing still hold true today. Four pages of advertising for Carroll's works at rear of booklet. Envelope refers to two "surprises:" Folder shows Alice nursing the Duchess's baby while the stamp case shows Alice nursing the pig; the rear of the folder shows the Cheshire Cat while the stamp case shows the cat fading - except for its grin, of course. There were numerous reprints of this booklet and stamp case. Williams 223-5.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Emberlin and Son
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Date Published: 1890
  • Place Published: Oxford
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Good +
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    39 p. 10 cm. Stitched pamphlet has paper covers. Accompanied by Postage-Stamp Case, illustrated folder, and brown envelope. Chips and tears to envelope edges. Small tear at bottom of booklet spine. Colour illustration on each side of stamp case and matching folder. 15 stamps in 12 slots marked from 1/2d to 1s in stamp case. Rear of stamp case states "Invented by Lewis Carroll MDCCCLXXXIX" (1889).