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Dominic Winter Auctioneers

Children's & Illustrated Books

Modern Literature & First Editions

The David Lansley Collection of Lewis Carroll

The George Fleming Collection of Victorian Greetings Cards

A selection of lots being sold 

15 December 2017

George Orwell. Down and Out in Paris and London, 1st edition, Gollancz, 1933, 8vo.

Extremely rare in the dust jacket. George Orwell's first book and one of only 1500 copies printed.

Estimate £7000-10000

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson 'Lewis Carroll', (1832-1898).

A caged canary singing to the young Lilian Morgan, painted by her mother Alice Havers (1850-1890), circa 1885, pen and pencil and watercolour on wove paper, signed with artist's monogram lower right, 25 x 14 cm (10 x 5.5 ins), framed and glazed.

 It has been established that this watercolour hung on the walls of Lewis Carroll's rooms at Christ Church College, Oxford. Dodgson first met the artist Alice Mary Havers (Mrs Frederick Morgan) on 30 December 1885 and 'found her pleasant'. Shortly thereafter he helped arrange for the publication of 'Bumble-Bee Bogo's Budget' with illustrations by Havers. Dodgson clearly liked her work and owned the original artwork for this book, as well as a set of proofs of drawings and several of her illustrated volumes.

From the Lewis Carroll Collection of David Lansley 

Estimate £1,500-2,000

For further information please contact Paul Rasti or Susanna Winters or

01285 860006