Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carril (Macmillan & Co.) First edition, 1866.

Sir John Tenniel (Harry G. Theaker colour-plates), Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Macmillan & Co.), London, 1911.


THE STORY OF ALICE - Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

'Who in the world am I?'
Ah, that’s the great puzzle!

The original Tenniel drawings seemed the ideal basis for the cover design as they are so iconic, witty and characterful and have never been bettered. We can
recognise at once, Alice holding the pig, even in silhouette. The inky blue silhouette of Alice allows us to project onto her who we want her to be. The deep blue ink hints at something darker going on, which of course much of the book is preoccupied with.


Superb Illustrated Edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the looking glass and what Alice found there

This edition published in 1911 is the first time John Tenniel’s legendary illustrations were printed in colour 

sadly the original covers are faded and marked as shown in the photos - but the contents are beautiful fresh and clean 


Happy Birthday Lewis Carroll! (Jan 27, 1832-Jan 14, 1898)

Various book covers from our collection.

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll with forty-Two Illustrations by John Tenniel. MacMillan Co, New York, 1898.

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll with Forty-Two Illustrations by John Tenniel. Lee and Shepard, Boston, 1870.

Through The Looking-Glass And What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll with Fifty Illustrations by John Tenniel. MacMillan Co., New York, 1898.


Xion + Through The Looking-Glass (and What Alice Found There) [1872, Lewis Carroll]

"…you know very well you’re not real."
"I am real!” said Alice, and began to cry.
~ Chapter IV: Tweedledum and Tweedledee

Ever drifting down the stream—
Lingering in the golden gleam—
Life, what is it but a dream?