Illustrated by Tove Jansson

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

Illustrated by Tove Jansson.

ISBN: 0440000750 or 0440000696

Published by Delacorte Press. My copy- second printing, 1978. The illustrations in colour and in black and white are copyright 1966, same as me ;)

Hardback with dustjacket.

Tove Jansson is, of course, best known for the Moomins, who are currently undergoing something of a revival. I suspect that’s partly why this book comes up quite expensive.

Jansson was born and died in Helsinki: 1914 and 2001. I’ll let you decide which date is which. She’s also illustrated the Snark, but I’ve yet to find that one.

You can see all the illustrations here. I love the use of the Lewis Chessmen as models for the King and Queen of Hearts.

Bought from Oxfam via Amazon for £40 or so. Still some copies on there: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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3 Responses to “Illustrated by Tove Jansson”

  1. 1 5minutespeace
    March 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Words cannot describe how much i love Tove Jansson. Have you read his ‘The winter book’ and The summer book’. And The Moomins are releasing a cookbook in July, very excited.

    This looks like a wonderful edition. How did you come across it?

    • March 15, 2010 at 7:14 am

      I think I stumbled across its existence while trying to find out about some of the other illustrators I’d already bought, but all the copies I could find were too dear for me. I kept half an eye out on abebooks.co.uk and amazon, and this one eventually popped up at a price I could just about stretch to. It’s an expensive business on occasion; collecting Alice stuff :)

  2. 3 5minutespeace
    March 14, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    in fact, i’ve just put a review of it up on my blog. can’t wait for publication

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