Early English Edition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to Sell at Potter & Potter AuctionsNov 30, 2023 10:00 EST
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, an English children’s novel by Lewis Carroll (1832 – 1898) was first published in November 1865. The book details the story of a young girl named Alice and her adventures after falling down a rabbit hole. This classic book has never been out of print and has been translated into 174 languages. A rare first-published English edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with 42 illustrations by John Tenniel is available in the upcoming Potter & Potter Auctions sale. The cover is a full crushed red levant ruled in gilt, and the spines have six compartments with raised bands and gilt decorations. The first edition of the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is also available. Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There was published in 1872 and has 50 illustrations by John Tenniel.
A unique prototype celestial globe featuring characters and objects from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass is available as well. Manufactured by Greaves & Thomas, the globe has illustrations of Mad Hatter with his teapot, Fish Footmen, Mock Turtle, White Knight on his horse, Tweedledee, and more. The gores on the globe were hand-painted in watercolor. Other notable lots include the “Original Alice’s” own copy of Nabokov’s first rare Russian translation of Alice and Salvador Dalí’s illustrated Alice, as well as related comics, toys, and more. Visit Potter & Potter Auctions to view the complete catalog and register to bid in the upcoming Lewis Carroll and Alice: The Collection of Stephen and Nancy Farber sale.
Lot Categories:Collectibles, Fine Art (272)
# of Lots:272
Price Range:$100- $50,000
Interesting lots include:
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|DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge (“Lewis Carroll”) (1832-1898). Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.|| Estimate: |
|DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge (“Lewis Carroll”) (1832-1898). Ania v strane chudes [in Cyrillic].|| Estimate: |
|[GREAVES & THOMAS]. Alice’s Celestial Globe Depicting the Red Kings dream as witnessed by Alice|| Estimate: |
|[DALI, Salvador (1904-1989), illustrator]. -- DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge (“Lewis Carroll”)|| Estimate: |
|TENNIEL, John (1820-1914), illustrator]. Sir John Tenniel’s illustrations to Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass.|| Estimate: |