AUTHOR: DODGSON, Charles L. (Lewis Carroll).
TITLE: The New Belfry of Christ Church Oxford a Monograph.
PUBLISHER: Oxford: James Parker & Co., 1872.
DESCRIPTION: SECOND THOUSAND. 1 vol., 6-3/4" x 4-5/8", original printed brick red wrappers.
CONDITION: Hinges fine, light rubbing to spine otherwise VERY GOOD.
REFERENCE: WMGC, 88(3)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Carroll's sustained satire on the architecture of the new bell-housing at Christ Church, Oxford.
Ownership signature of Gibbs Rigaud to top edge. Major-General Gibbs Rigaud, served in the Kaffir War and in China. Dodgson from time to time applied to John Rigaud, Gibbs' brother, who was a Fellow at Magdalen College for permission to take visitors to Magdalen Chapel. Gibbs on one occasion called on Dodgson with a niece to look at photographs. There is also one letter, dated 1875, to John inquiring about his brother who hearing he had some "beautiful Indian (or Japanese?) shawls or other articles of dress" that he would like to borrow.