San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2002. Carroll, Lewis. First edition. 4to., 172 pp., including 76 photographic plates. Text is further illustrated with 17 additional photographs. Bound in maroon cloth with a photo-illustrated dust jacket. A fine, as new copy, still sealed in the publisher's shrinkwrap. Item #30793
This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name, organized and shown at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in the Fall of 2003, and traveling afterwards to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the International Center of Photography, and The Art Institute of Chicago. "Lewis Carroll was the pen name of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, the author of ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and other beloved children's books. But before achieving fame as an author, Dodgson was a prolific and sophisticated photographer, acutely engaged in the art world of Victorian England. This beautifully illustrated book is the first to examine Dodgson's photographs not as a sideline of a celebrated writer, but as the creations of a serious photographic artist - and to demonstrate their importance to the history of photography" - from the dust jacket.