1852 The Roman Lewis Carroll's Copy
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There are references to Dobell in Carroll's letters when he discusses meeting Tennyson. 'I asked his opinion of Sydney Dobell - He agrees with me in liking "Grass from the Battlefield", and thinks him a writer of genius and imagination, but extravagant'. Sydney Dobell moved to Charlton Kings in 1840, a villages where Alice Liddell and Lewis Carroll regularly visited as Alice Liddell's grandparents owned a house there.
The second edition of Dobell's poem. 'The Roman' first appeared in 1850 under the nom de plume Sydney Yendys as noted to this title page. This poem is marked by its pathos, energy and passionate love of freedom. It is a long dramatic poem.
In the original full cloth binding.
With the original publisher's advert for Bentley's Railroad Library' to the front of the work.
A very scarce poem, with fantastic association. Once belonging to one of the most important Victorian authors.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Small loss to the head and tail of spine. Light handling marks to the boards and extremities. Fading to the spine. Small portion of the spine loosely inserted. Prior owner's pencil inscription to the verso of front endpaper indicating this is Lewis Carroll's copy. Lewis Carroll's monogram written to the head of title page. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Just the odd spot to pages.
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