Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge "Lewis Carroll"--Grimm, Carl Ludwig Wilibald.
second edition, presentation copy inscribed by lewis carroll to the author, poet and minister, george macdonald: the man who persuaded carroll to publish alice's adventures in wonderland ("George MacDonald | with sincere regards | from C.L. Dodgson. | Jan. 15. 1883.") on verso of front free endpaper, half calf, marbled endpapers, some splitting at gutter, extremities worn, upper joint splitting
George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a pioneer in fantasy literature (regarded by C.S. Lewis as his "master"). It is likely that he met Dodgson through their mutual speech therapist and a long friendship developed between the MacDonald family and Dodgson. George and Louisa MacDonald were to have eleven children - the early children were told Alice's Adventures Under Ground and their positive reaction, together with persuasion from George MacDonald, resulted in Dodgson offering the manuscript for publication.
R.B. Shaberman in his bibliography, George Macdonald's Books for Children (London, 1979) notes that Carroll gradually lost touch with the Macdonalds after they settled in the Italian Riviera, and that the last reference to the MacDonalds is apparently for September 1882. This inscription, therefore, extends the known connection of these two friends by five months.
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