Alice in Wonderland and Other Lewis Carroll

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LEWIS CARROLL (1832-1898)

As the story goes, "Alice's Adventures Underground" virtually flowed out of the mouth of Charles Dodgson (forever afterwards known to the world as Lewis Carroll) to entertain the three Liddell sisters as he and Canon Duckworth paddled up the river from Oxford to Godstow on the afternoon of July 4th, 1862. "Yes," the skipper agreed in answer to the question, "I am inventing as we go along." Carroll later said that he dispatched Alice down the rabbit hole not knowing in the least what was to become of her. On the urging of Duckworth, Carroll laboured late into the night, recording the story almost word for word as he had told it that afternoon in the boat. The manuscript was bestowed on the Deanery at Oxford, where Henry Kingsley chanced on it. He urged Mrs. Liddell to persuade its author to publish it, and even suggested John Tenniel as illustrator. The original title "Alice's Hour in Elfland" was discarded, and three years later "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" was published by Macmillan and Company. Despite its temporary withdrawal from circulation due to the poor reproduction of its illustrations, it was soon printed again, and again, and again, to the delight of Victorians and everyone who came after, right up to the present day. Well-known author Walter de la Mare stated: "Yet another marvel is that "Wonderland" should have been followed by so consummate a sequel as "Through the Looking-Glass"." Despite his own desire to be remembered as a great mathematician, once the Alice books were published, Charles Dodgson was destined to be known as Lewis Carroll, the writer of the greatest fantasy ever penned. And although Dryden declared that Carroll's Nonsense "never can be understood", there is no need to understand it. Just enjoy it.

On this page, you will always find a few interesting editions
of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and other Lewis Carroll works.


1.  (Ghiuselev) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. 
Published by Simply Read Books, Vancouver, B.C.
Sm. folio, 117 pp. Lavishly illustrated by Iassen
Ghiuselev in Red and Golden Sepia. 1ST EDITION. 2003.
Printed in Italy. A superb illustration on almost every
page makes the reading of this classic story all the
more enjoyable. Ghiuselev's master stroke was the
creation of one painting (shown on the cover) which 
tells the whole story. This painting is broken down
to form individual illustrations throughout the book;
several two-page illustrations being broken down again
into smaller views so you get to enjoy the excellent 
artwork over and over. Wonderful endpapers depict 
the Mad-Hatter's Tea Party. Paper-on-boards with the 
glossy pictorial collage of illustrations from
the book and a Burgundy spine. Burgundy ribbon bookmark
with a "Read Me" card on the end. One-colour illustration
of Alice on the front panel of the d.j. and the medicine
bottle on the rear. Fine with Near Fine d.j.  $58.50

Watch for "Through the Looking Glass", coming soon.

1a. (Ghiuselev)Poster of the extraordinary painting that Iassen Ghiuselev created for the illustration of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". It appears on the front and rear panels of the book as described above. Abt. 20 x 40". Quality matte paper. Fine. $50.00 1b. (Ghiuselev)Alice Calendar for 2007. Opens to about 12 x 24". A marvelous way to record your year, with 12 entrancing illustrations by Iassen Ghiuselev from his award-winning book "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". Front of calendar has the floating Alice picture from the dustjacket of the book (see above). Published by Simply Read Books, Vancouver. 2006. Fine in shrinkwrap. Enjoy Alice all year round! $12.50 2. Carroll, Lewis. Alice in Wonderland. Robert Frederick, Bath. 1994. 8 vo., 181 pp. 1st Ed. Thus. An Illustrated Classics Edition. Illustrated throughout with the b/w illus. of Gwynedd M. Hudson, plus it has a 16-page Gallery of colour illus. by various other artists who illustrated Alice at one time. 4 of the plates are by Hudson, while there are example plates from the work of Arthur Rackham (3), Charles Robinson, Frank Adams (2), Harry Rountree (4), and Bessie Pease Gutman (2). A handsome book with glossy pictorial paper-on-board covers and Green cloth spine. Slight edgewear and rubbing; o/w a VG+ to Near Fine copy. $22.50 3. Carroll, Lewis. Alice in Wonderland. Robert Frederick, Bath. 1998. Sm. 8 vo., 181 pp. The original story with two-tone reproductions of the charming illustrations of Gwynedd M. Hudson, first published in 1922. Glossy paper-on-boards binding with illustration on front, back and spine. The leather-like appearance makes this a handsome book. Minor edgewear; o/w a Near Fine copy in VG+ d.j. in a similar format. $16.50 4. Carroll, Lewis. Alice in Wonderland. Brimax Books, Newmarket, England. Second printing, 1989. Tall 4 to., 108 pp. A delightful edition in which Eric Kincaid has used the original Alice Liddell for his inspiration for Alice and populated the book with a colourful array of the myriad of characters whom Alice interacts with during her adventures. Colour illustrations on every page, including some full-page and a few double-page. Glossy pictorial boards. A couple of minor nicks on edges; some rubbing; an F in circle stamp on f.e.p.; o/w a VG+ copy of this beautiful rendition. $18.50 5. Carroll, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. Two volumes. Macmillan Children's Books, Lon. 1996. 4 to., 195 pp. and 240 pp. This edition incorporates the drawings of John Tenniel but the coloured versions of them, as coloured by Harry Theaker in 1911 and Diz Wallis in 1996. "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" was first published by Macmillan in 1866. "Through the Looking Glass" was first published in 1871 but post-dated 1872. The last edition published in the author's lifetime and which included his final alterations appeared in 1897. This 1996 edition incorporates almost all of the changes which Lewis Carroll made. The only exceptions are punctuation. At the end of volume one, in addition to Carroll's "Christmas Greetings", the publisher also included his "to all child-readers of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" which was inserted as a leaflet in copies issued at Christmas 1871. At the end of volume two, the publishers have included the text of the "Wasp in a Wig" episode which first came to light in 1974 and was first published in 1977. Carroll had intended it to appear near the end of Chapter 8, p. 185, but because of a dispute with Tenniel, it was left out. This edition also includes the 4-pp. "Easter Greeting" (1876)which was mistakenly left out of the 1897 ed. Each volume has 8 full-page plates, coloured by Theaker and all of the other illus. were coloured by Diz especially for this 1996 edition. It was Harry Theaker who was first responsible for the image of Alice in her Lilac dress and striped stockings. Printed on glossy stock. Blue cloth. Slight edgewear; o/w Near Fine in a VG+ slightly-rubbed pictorial d.j.'s $55.00 6. Carroll, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. 2 volumes. Dragon's World. Limpsfield, Surrey. 1989 and 1990. 1st Editions thus. 8 vo., 121 and 96 pp. One of the alltime favourite characters is presented here with original text and fabulous new illustrations by Malcolm Ashman. Green cloth and Grey cloth. Minor edgewear; ding to one topedge; o/w VG+ copies in VG+ pictorial d.j.'s. The pair.......................................$47.50 7. Carroll. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, 2 volumes. Sm. 8 vo., 113 pp. and 132 pp. Published by The Folio Society, Lon. 16th Folio printing, 2001. The original John Tenniel illus. printed in one-colour. Pictorial paper-covered boards with Burgundy cloth spines. A VG+ set in VG+ slipcase. $45.00 8. (Weevers) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. 1st Leopard Books Edition. 1996. London. 4 to., 127 pp. A remarkable edition of an age-old classic. In a hundred watercolour paintings, world-renowned artist Peter Weevers has created a welcome addition to Alice versions and a tribute to his daughter, Tilia, who posed for the character of Alice. Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear; o/w a VG+ copy in a matching VG pictorial d.j. with three short taped tears. $17.50 9. (Ewing) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Adapted for younger children by Wofford Williams. GT Publishing, New York. (1997) 1st Edition Thus. 4 to., unpaginated (20 pp.). Wonderfully illustrated in colour by Carolyn Ewing. Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear and rubbing; o/w a VG+ copy. $8.50 10. (Platt & Munk) Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Adapted for Little Folks from the Original Story by Lewis Carroll. Platt & Munk, N.Y. (1937). Full-page frontispieces for each book by Ninon MacKnight (the first frontis repeated on d.j.; second frontis shown). Plus 32 colour illus. from Tenniel's original drawings. 4 to., 59 pp. Green cloth with Black lettering and illustration. Minor edgewear; a little browning of edges; o/w a VG or better copy in a Good Only pictorial d.j. with some heavy chipping and a few taped tears. $40.00 11. (Pop-Up) Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole. A Lift-the-Flap Rebus Book. Disney Press, New York. 1st Edition Thus (1994). Oblong 4 to. size, 16 pp. 3 pop-ups, 1 sliding picture that reveals the Cheshire cat, numerous flaps with pictures on them that when lifted reveal the word underneath. An entertaining version for young children at just-learning-to-read stage. Glossy pictorial boards. VG or better. $15.50 12. (Pop-Up) Alice in Wonderland with original text from Carroll's classic and new unique visual displays by J. Otto Seibold, the publisher who brought us "Olive the other Reindeer". Orchard Books (Scholastic), New York. 1st Edition Thus. Sept. 2003. Abt. 9 x 10", 14 pp. 7 spectacular major pop-ups plus other smaller pop-ups and moveables. Bright and colourful. Glossy pictorial boards. Near Fine. Includes extra paper copy of the rear cover with an explanation of the book's scenes on the reverse. In original shrinkwrap. $25.50 13. Carroll, Lewis. Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. A St. Martin's Press, New York 1968 reprint edition of the Macmillan 1927 Children's Edition. Sm. 8 vo., 236 pp. John Tenniel's original illustrations but 16 of them are in full-page coloured version. A lovely edition. Endpapers also illustrated in colour. Green cloth with decorative figures on spine and front board. Minor ding to bottom of front board; spine slightly sunned; slight edgewear; prev. owner's name on f.e.p.; another previous owner's name/address sticker on half- title; o/w a VG copy in a G+ pictorial d.j. with some staining to spine. $30.00 14. Lewis Carroll's The Nursery Alice. Omega Books, Hertfordshire, 1985. 1st Edition Thus. 4 to., 64 pp. 25 years after his original publication, Charles Hodgson decided that there should be a simpler "Alice" for "children aged Nought to Five". This is a facsimile of the original 1890 edition, and has 20 of John Tenniel's illustrations, specially enlarged and hand- coloured for that edition. Green cloth. Moderate edgewear; o/w VG in VG pictorial d.j. with some chipping and rubbing. $20.00 15. (Lantern Slides) Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. This special edition was published by Harry Abrams, N.Y., in 1988 and it features 24 full-page colour illustrations from glass lantern slides originally used in the mid-1880's. This is their first appearance in book form. Tall 4 to., unpaginated (64 pp.). The book consists of a series of conversations taken from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". Other b/w pictures in the text by John Tenniel. A unique book. Glossy pictorial boards. $25.00 16. (Puppet Storybook) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, a Giant 3-D Fairy Tale Book. Originally a froebel-kan co. Puppet Storybook, this edition published by Brown Watson in England. n.d. (circa 1970). Printed in Japan. Tall 4 to., 10 heavy-card pages. 3-D illustration affixed to front cover. Glossy boards. Corners bumped; some damage to top and bottom of spine with some loss of paper; prev. owner's name on inside front cover; about a G+ copy of and uncommon item. $12.50


17.   (Gardner) The Annotated Alice. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
and Through the Looking Glass. With an Introduction and Notes by
Martin Gardner. Bramhall House, N.Y. First published in 1960, this
later printing is circa late 1970's. Tall 4 to., 352 pp. The only
edition of Lewis Carroll's two masterpieces that contains the full
text, together with all of the original Tenniel illustrations in
their correct places, and that adds to this a full annotation running
concurrently with the text for easy understanding of all of Carroll's
jokes, games, puzzles and parodies. Brown and Tan cloth. Minor edgewear;
minor soiling of topedges; o/w VG or better in G+ d.j. with some chipping,
rubbing and fading.                                      $20.00

17a.   (Gardner) The Annotated Alice. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
and Through the Looking Glass. With an Introduction and Notes by 
Martin Gardner. New American Library, N.Y. (1974) Later printing. Abt.
5-1/4 x 7-3/4" tall, 345 pp. Text description as above. Heavy card
wraps. Minor chipping and discolouring of covers; wrinkle in spine;
paper discoloured; prev. owner's name on f.e.p.; o/w a G+ copy.


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