Algernon Charles Swinburne

Studies in Song

Chatto and Windus

1880

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First edition of Lewis Carroll’s copy of Swinburne’s poems.

  • Algernon Charles Swinburne (English).
  • London: Chatto and Windus, 1880.
  • Octavo.
  • Includes ownership inscription “C. Dodgson 1886.”
  • Bound in original dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine.

 

A pleasing association copy. In April 1865, Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] recorded a visit to Dante Gabriel Rossetti thus: “We went … to call on Rossetti. We found him at home, and his friend Swinburne also in the room, whom I had not met before.” Elsewhere, Carroll is noted for his passion for Swinburne's sensual and “scandalous” poetry. Stuart Dodgson Collingwood in The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll makes the comment, “Another excellent parody, ‘Atalanta in Camden-Town’ exactly hit off the style of that poet who stands alone and unapproached among the poets of the day, and whom Mr. Dodgson used to call ‘the greatest living master of language’.”

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Occasional marks, nicks and scratches to cloth binding.

Mild shelfwear.

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First Edition, Signed
Language
English
Subject
Association items, Modern first editions, Poetry
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CC4MN

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