THE TRAIN: A First-class Magazine.
London.Groombridge and Sons. 1856 - 1858. 5 volumes (all published). Original blue cloth gilt. All edges gilt. Octavo. First edition. A near fine set of this scarce publication.Volume 1 contains three original pieces by Dodgson: 'Solitude.' 'Ye Carpette Knyghte.' 'The Path of Roses.' Dodgson's use of the pseudonym 'Lewis Carroll' is here used for the first time (Solitude). Volume 2 contains a further three pieces by Carroll: 'Novelty and Romancement. A broken Spell.' 'Upon the lonely moor.' 'The three Voices.' Volume 3 contains 'The Sailor's Wife.' And Volume 4 the famous 'Hiawatha Photographing.' The Train was a monthly magazine started by Edmund Yates and his friends after the failure of his first venture the Comic Times. See Williams, Madan, Green 14.