Feeding the mind.
London. Chatto & Windus, 1907. First edition.
8vo. 30pp, . Original publisher's red cloth-backed printed wrappers. A trifle rubbed. Bookplate of Mary Priscilla Smith to FEP, else internally clean and crisp.
The first edition in book form, wrappers issue, of Carroll's short paper, delivered in October 1884 in the Derbyshire vicarage of Alfreton before a public audience, highlighting the necessity of constant mental stimulation, drawing the analogy between correctly feeding the body, to correctly 'feeding' the mind with knowledge. The text was first published in the May 1906 issue of Harper's Monthly Magazine in New York, before being published in book form in 1907 in wrappers at 1s (as here) and in limp gilt leather covers at 2s.£ 50.00 Antiquates Ref: 24950