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Isa’s Visit to Oxford (1888). A humorous diary handwritten by Lewis Carroll for Isa Bowman recording events which took place during a visit which Isa made to stay with Carroll in Oxford. [x]

Lewis Carroll's manuscript of “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground" [x]

"I do not know if ‘Alice in Wonderland’ was an original story — I was, at least, no conscious imitator in writing it — but I do know that, since it came out, something like a dozen story-books have appeared, on identically the same pattern. The path I timidly explored believing myself to be ‘the first that ever burst into that silent sea’ — is now a beaten high-road: all the way-side flowers have long ago been trampled into the dust: and it would be courting disaster for me to attempt that style again."