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Four sets of instructions for the game: DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge,

Item Description: N.p.] 1879-81, [N.p., 1879. Provenance: The January 1879 printing is Dodgson’s own copy with his autograph emendations. The other two printings are the copies of Dodgson’s child friend Agnes Caroline Smith: the February 1879 printing is signed by her (evidently the hand of a child), and the 1881 printing is inscribed to her by Dodgson. Agnes Smith was the daughter of Charles Smith (d. 1869), vicar of Tarrington, and his wife, Frances Elizabeth (née Boddington) (b. 1834). Dodgson writes in his Diaries of the day he met Agnes and her family on 6 September 1877: "Met Mr. Dymes with a friend (over from Brighton for the day) Mrs. Smith, with two girls (Agnes and Gracille, 10 and 8) and a boy, Reginald: Agnes is beautiful." A unique collection comprising four extraordinarily rare documents relating to Dodgson’s invention of Lanrick, a chessboard game for two players. 1) First edition, dated 16 January 1879, with the title A Game for Two Players. Only one other copy of this earliest printing is known, that in the Parrish collection (see Williams & Green, The Lewis Carroll Handbook, 1970, no. 135). Dodgson records the receipt of ten proof copies on 11 February 1879, "in nearly its final state, I hope". The sheet is annotated by Dodgson, who added the game’s title, and made corrections in manuscript in his customary violet ink: "Lanrick. ‘The muster-place be Lanrick mead’"; Rule 1 was altered from "The men are set alternately, on any border-squares" to "The Players set their men, in turn, on any border squares". 2) Second edition, dated 20 February 1879. This variant is unknown to bibliographers (no other copy recorded). The alterations made by Dodgson to the first issue are printed here. 3) "Second" (i.e., fifth? – see below) edition, inscribed presentation copy from Dodgson to Agnes Smith, with "July 1881" inscribed to verso in violet ink (presumably in Dodgson’s hand). The "second" edition appeared in the August 1881 edition of Charlotte Yonge’s Monthly Packet. 4) A cyclostyled copy of the manuscript for the game, dated 25 October 1880, and written by Dodgson in violet ink. Dodgson invented this game in 1878. It is first mentioned in his diary on 31 December, 1878, where he calls it "my new invention, Natural Selection, afterwards called Lanrick." Dodgson was well acquainted with Darwin’s theory, having served on the reception committee for the scientists visiting Oxford in 1860 for the famous "apes and angels" debate (which he may well have attended). In 1874 Charles read Mivart’s Genesis of Species (1871), "a most interesting and satisfactory book, showing, as it does, the insufficiency of ‘Natural Selection’ alone to account for the universe, and its perfect compatibility with the creative and guiding power of God." "Charles made a modest bow toward "Natural Selection" when he invented a chessboard game that, in 1878, he called first by that name (he later changed it to Lanrick), and in which of course the winner is the survivor of the fittest" (Cohen, p. 352). The name Dodgson finally settled upon derived from "The muster-place be Lanrick-Mead," a line in Sir Walter Scott's poem The Lady of the Lake. Lanrick Mead, a valley in the Scottish Highlands, was the place at which the poem’s tragic hero, Sir Roderick Dhu, gathered his men for the battle against the King of Scotland, James V. Lanrick Mead thus echoes the "rendezvous" which play an important role in the game (see below). The game is played on a chessboard, each player having five men; the other requisites are a die and dice box, and something (such as a coin) to mark a square. The interior of the board, excluding the border squares, is regarded as containing six rows and six columns. It must be agreed which is the first row and first column. In the earliest printed version, the rules are given as follows: 1. The men are set, alternately, on any border-squares. 2. The die is thrown twice, and a square marked accordingly, the first throw fixing the row, the second, the column; the marked square, with t. Bookseller Inventory # 3951

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Doublets: a word-puzzle: CARROLL, Lewis [Dodgson,

CARROLL, Lewis [Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge]

Published by Macmillan and Co., London (1879)

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Item Description: Macmillan and Co., London, 1879. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Original red publisher's cloth paneled in blind, gilt title on upper cover, slight soiling. An excellent presentation copy inscribed in purple ink, "Mrs. Neate from the Author." Preserved in a modern burgundy cloth box with red morocco sides, gilt lettered. First edition, first issue of this most popular word puzzle, invented by Carroll, that became a parlor craze in its time. "The rules of the puzzle are simple enough. Two words are proposed, of the same length; and the Puzzle consists in linking these together by interposing other words, each of which shall differ from the next word in one letter only." Beginning as a series of single problems which appeared in Vanity Fair on March 29, 1879, these games were collected by Macmillan and published here for the first time in book form. There are thirteen puzzles dated between March 29 and June 21, 1879. The name "doublets" was adopted after a passage in Shakespeare's Macbeth.Dodgson (1832-98), lecturer in mathematics at Christ Church College from 1855 to 1881, purportedly invented the game for Julia and Ethel Margaret Arnold, two little girls who "found nothing to do." Sophia Neate (1832-1908) of Heatherside, Woking, took on the care of Sally Sinclair and her siblings, whom Dodgson liked very much, when their parents died. Neate was supported financially by Dodgson and the actor Lionel Brough. On first meeting Mrs. Neate on June 26, 1879, Dodgson wrote in his diary that he 'found her so interesting that I stayed 4 hours!" He occasionally visited her and noted the progress of the Sinclair children as they grew (see Cohen, The letters of Lewis Carroll, 1979, p. 334n). Bookseller Inventory # 11022

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DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge [CARROLL, Lewis]

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Item Description: Macmillan and Co., London & New York, 1896. Original publisher's cloth over boards, cut flush, front cover lettered and ruled in black; presentation inscription, "G.E. Jelf, with the Author's sincere regards. Feb. 22, 1896." Preserved in a red morocco-backed slipcase and chemise. First edition of Carroll's early work of logic, the first issue with the introduction dated January 1896. Intended to supply "for a most interesting mental recreation," this work anticipates his later Game of logic (1897), and introduces his inventive use of square Venn diagrams to represent original syllogisms. FIRST EDITION, PRE-PUBLICATION PRESENTATION COPY. Bookseller Inventory # 11024

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Carroll (Lewis, i.e. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson]

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Item Description: Macmillan, 1867. FIRST EDITION, title-page a trifle soiled, pp. viii, 143, 4to, original reddish dark brown cloth by Burn, black (or very dark green) endpapers (as opposed to white, as called for by Williams et al), the front fly-leaf adhering to the paste-down and with a couple of tears, a little worn, short tear at foot of spine, various corrections and additions to the text in an unidentified hand. 'Determinants belong to higher mathematics, and are the sums of the products (of a particular kind) of a square block of quantities. Their condensation, or reduction to simpler forms, facilitates the solution of simultaneous linear equations, and other similar problems.' (Williams, pp.39-40) In his Diaries on February 27th, 1865, Dodgson wrote that he had 'discovered a process for evaluating arithmetical Determinants, by a sort of condensation, and proved it up to 4[2] terms.' His paper on the subject was read to the Royal Society on May 17th, and it appeared in the Proceedings, no.84, 1866. Dodgson continued to work on his paper with a view to publication. This involved a great deal of revision, re-writing, and expansion. He recorded in his Diary that this 'little book . has given me more trouble than anything I have ever written: it is such entirely new ground to explore.' In a letter dated February 11th, 1867, he informed Macmillan, his publisher, that Elements of Determinants (the title was later changed) was near completion, and asked Macmillan's advice about how many he should ask the University Press to print. In his reply of the following day, Macmillan suggested a printing of 750 copies, although the eventual number is not known. It appeared, bound in brown cloth, early in December 1867. The book was well received, but there is no evidence that sales were heavy (see Morton Cohen and Amanda Gandolfo. Lewis Carroll and the House of Macmillan. C.U.P., 1987). Collingwood (The Lives and Letters of Lewis Carroll), with all the uncomprehending scepticism of the non-mathematician, says that the work 'is largely original, and its arrangement and style are, perhaps, as attractive as the nature of the subject will allow.' It is usually thought to be the book which features in the apocryphal story about Queen Victoria, who, having enjoyed Alice, asked to be sent Mr. Dodgson's next book, and was sadly disappointed to receive An Elementary Treatise on Determinants. The MS corrections are fairly substantive, but in a hand quite unlike Dodgson's - except for 5 words in pencil (all the rest in ink) at the end of the first definition -'or an inversion, by Laplace' - which does resemble Dodgson's hand, albeit a little shaky. (Collingwood pp.110, 432: Williams [et al] 57). Bookseller Inventory # 59658

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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

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ISBN 10: 1443721158 ISBN 13: 9781443721158

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Item Description: Lindemann Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. 332 pages. Dimensions: 9.3in. x 5.7in. x 1.1in.EUCLID AND HIS MODERN RIVALS by CHARLES L. DODGSON. Originally published in 1879. PROLOGUE: THE object of this little book is to furnish evidence, first, that it is essential, for the purpose of teaching or examining in elementary Geometry, to employ one text book only secondly, that there are strong a priori reasons for retaining, in all its main features, and specially in its sequence and numbering of propositions and in its treat ment of parallels, the Manual of Euclid and thirdly, that no sufficient reasons have yet been shown for aban doning it in favour of any one of the modern Manuals which have been offered as substitutes. It is presented in a dramatic form, partly because it seemed a better way of exhibiting in alternation the argu ments on the two sides of the question partly that I might feel myself at liberty to treat it in a rather lighter style than would have suited an essay, and thus to make it a little less tedious and a little more acceptable to unscientific readers. In one respect this book is an experiment, and may chance to prove a failure I mean that I have not thought . it necessary to maintain throughout the gravity of style which scientific writers usually affect, and which has some how come to be regarded as an f inseparable accident of scientific teaching. I never could quite see the reason ableness of this immemorial law subjects there are, no doubt, which are in their essence too serious to admit of any lightness of treatment but I cannot recognise Geometry as one of them. Nevertheless it will, I trust, be found that I have permitted myself a glimpse of the comic side of things only at fitting seasons, when the tired reader might well crave a moments breathing-space, and not on any occasion where it could endanger the continuity of a line of argument. Pitying friends have warned me of the fate upon which I am rushing they have predicted that, in thus abandon ing the dignity of a scientific writer, 1 shall alienate the sympathies of all true scientific readers, who will regard the book as a m iejeu d esprit, and will not trouble them selves to look for any serious argument in it. But it must be borne in mind that, if there is a Scylla before me, there is also a Charybdis and that, in my fear of being read as a jest, I may incur the darker destiny of not being read at all. In furtherance of the great cause which I have at heart the vindication of Euclid s masterpiece I am content to run some risk thinking it far better that the purchaser of this little book should read it, though it be with a smile, than that, with the deepest conviction of its seriousness of purpose, he should leave it unopened on the shelf. To all the authors, who are here reviewed, I beg to tender my sincerest apologies, if I shall be found to have transgressed, in any instance, the limits of fair criticism. To Mr. Wilson especially such apology is due partly because I have criticised his book at great length and with no sparing hand partly because it may well be deemed an impertinence in one, whose line of study has been chiefly in the lower branches of Mathematics, to dare to pronounce any opinion at all on the work of a Senior Wrangler. Nor should I thus dare, if it entailed my following him np f yonder mountain height which Jie has scaled, but which I can only gaze at from a distance it is only when he ceases c to move so near the heavens and comes down into the lower regions of Elementary Geometry, which I have been teaching for nearly five and-twenty years, that I feel sufficiently familiar with the matter in hand to venture to speak. . . This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 9781443721158

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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

Published by Cambridge Library Collection, United Kingdom (2009)

ISBN 10: 1108001009 ISBN 13: 9781108001007

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Item Description: Cambridge Library Collection, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. 212 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Euclid and His Modern Rivals is a deeply convincing testament to the Greek mathematician s teachings of elementary geometry. Published in 1879, it is humorously constructed and written by Charles Dodgson (better known outside the mathematical world as Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland) in the form of an intentionally unscientific dramatic comedy. Dodgson, mathematical lecturer at Christ Church, Oxford, sets out to provide evidentiary support for the claim that The Manual of Euclid is essentially the defining and exclusive textbook to be used for teaching elementary geometry. Euclid s sequence and numbering of propositions and his treatment of parallels, states Dodgson, make convincing arguments that the Greek scholar s text stands alone in the field of mathematics. The author pointedly recognises the abundance of significant work in the field, but maintains that none of the subsequent manuals can effectively serve as substitutes to Euclid s early teachings of elementary geometry. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781108001007

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Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

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Item Description: Cambridge Library Collection, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. 212 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Euclid and His Modern Rivals is a deeply convincing testament to the Greek mathematician s teachings of elementary geometry. Published in 1879, it is humorously constructed and written by Charles Dodgson (better known outside the mathematical world as Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland) in the form of an intentionally unscientific dramatic comedy. Dodgson, mathematical lecturer at Christ Church, Oxford, sets out to provide evidentiary support for the claim that The Manual of Euclid is essentially the defining and exclusive textbook to be used for teaching elementary geometry. Euclid s sequence and numbering of propositions and his treatment of parallels, states Dodgson, make convincing arguments that the Greek scholar s text stands alone in the field of mathematics. The author pointedly recognises the abundance of significant work in the field, but maintains that none of the subsequent manuals can effectively serve as substitutes to Euclid s early teachings of elementary geometry. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781108001007

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Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge

Published by Clarkson Potter, New York, New York, U.S.A. (1977)

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Item Description: Clarkson Potter, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1977. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Mild wear to spine edges. Sunning to top and bottom of board edges. Previous owner's name stamped on fly leaf. Foxing on fly leaf. Text & pages clean and bright with scattered foxing to pages and fore edges. Publisher's review slip laid in. DJ: bright with nicks and chips to extremities, some scruffing, Vertical crease to inside flap of DJ. Foxing to inside of DJ. DJ protected by mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 005754

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Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge; Cohen, Morton, editor

Published by Oxford Univ Pr, Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A. (1979)

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Item Description: Oxford Univ Pr, Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A., 1979. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, as Published. First Edition. 6 1/2" x 10". Unused pristine 2 volume set bound in dark blue cloth with gilt titles on spine. Slipcase is illustrated, and has 1/4" scratch at top, else fine. Sold as set only. Not everything that Dodgson wrote was inspired by the comic muse. He was a serious man, a mathematics don at Christ Church and an ordained clergyman. His far-reaching interests involved him in photography, theater, art, literature, and all these interests elicited a flow of letters. 1245 pages include photos, sketches, facsimiles of some letters. The postal charges quoted are for an average-sized book. Due to size and weight of this item, additional postage may be required for non-domestic shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 019520090x

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Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge

Published by Vintage Books, New York, New York, U.S.A. (1976)

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Item Description: Vintage Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1976. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: no jacket issued. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Thick book that is still tight and has a barely concave spine. Cover is bright and complete and has several small creases. Some age-tanning at the page borders. Includes First Lines Index. "Charles Lutwidge Dodgson 1832-1898 wrote his nonsense books under the name of Lewis Carroll. From 1855-1881 he lectured in mathematics at Oxford and under his own name he was author of An Elementary Treatise on Determinants. He is best remembered, however, for what he considered his trivial works. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass have transcended language to become part of the folklore of the Western World. They are as familiar in France and Germany as in England and the United States. Included here are the shorter pieces, games, puzzles, problems and acrostics. In fact all of the works that that enigmatic, shy, fussy, didactdic clergyman, wrote under the name of Lewis Carroll are here. Works that totally contradict the face that the Reverend Mr. Dodgson presented to the grown-up world". Bookseller Inventory # 001007

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Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge

Published by Dover Publications (1973)

ISBN 10: 0486229688 ISBN 13: 9780486229683

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Item Description: Dover Publications, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First. Edgewear to covers. Embossed stamp to title page. Contents include: Equations, Arguement of Drama. ; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 29861

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