Posts Tagged ‘John Tenniel

12
Feb
19

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Penguin Edition, Red Classics (26 Jan. 2006)

  • ISBN-10: 0141023554
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141023557

From the covers:

‘A book of wonder and nonsense laced with lethal wit’ GUARDIAN

Bored on a hot afternoon, Alice follows a White Rabbit down a rabbit-hole – without giving a thought about how she might get out. And so she tumbles into Wonderland: where animals answer back, a baby turns into a pig, time stands still at a disorderly tea party, croquet is played with hedgehogs and flamingos, and the Mock Turtle and Gryphon dance the Lobster-Quadrille. In a land in which nothing is as it seems and cakes, potions and mushrooms can make her shrink to ten inches or grow to the size of a house, will Alice be able to find her way home again?

‘A marvellous confidence in the primacy of the imagination’ Will Self
‘Most precious Alice’ Zadie Smith

‘Precise, dream-like, subversive’. Quentin Blake, Independent on Sunday

Standard mass market paperback reissue with a nice embossed cover. Available for one penny on Amazon.

17
Feb
16

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Colouring Book

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Colouring Book, with original artwork by Tenniel and quotes by Carroll.

Published by Macmillan Children’s Books (24 Sept. 2015).

Colouring books are all the thing at the moment, and this one coincides with the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures.

From the publishers’ blurb:

The Macmillan Alice Colouring Book is a beautifully produced colouring book, with black line illustrations by Sir John Tenniel, taken from the original Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland andThrough the Looking-Glass, with added decoration and imagery to stimulate the imagination and soothe the mind, as you lose yourself in Wonderland.

This gorgeous colouring book, from the original publisher of Lewis Carroll’s beloved masterpiece, features all of Wonderland’s favourite characters, the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, the Red Queen and of course Alice herself – just waiting to be brought to life with colour.

I remember colouring the pictures in my first edition of Alice as a child. I may well do it again with this…

On Amazon.

 

 

 

 

06
Jul
14

The Wonderland Postage-Stamp Case

Picture 14The Wonderland Postage-Stamp Case Along with Eight or Nine Wise Words About Letter-Writing by Lewis Carroll.

Modern French facsimile edition of the original, which was published by Emberlin and Son in 1890 and was sold in a printed envelope, together with a pamphlet written by Carroll.

I wish I could afford an original

From the pamphlet (although mine is in French):

Some American writer has said “the snakes in this district may be divided into one species—the venomous.” The same principle applies here. Postage-Stamp-Cases may be divided into one species, the “Wonderland.” Imitations of it will soon appear, no doubt: but they cannot include the two Pictorial Surprises, which are copyright.

You don’t see why I call them ‘Surprises’? Well, take the Case in your left-hand, and regard it attentively. You see Alice nursing the Duchess’s Baby? (An entirely new combination, by the way: it doesn’t occur in the book.) Now, with your right thumb and forefinger, lay hold of the little book, and suddenly pull it out. The Baby has turned into a Pig! If that doesn’t surprise you, why, I suppose you wouldn’t be surprised if your own Mother-in-law suddenly turned into a Gyroscope!

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Inside there are sections for different value stamps of the time, with an extra slot for the most commonly used onepenny stamp..

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Occasionally available on Amazon.

22
Sep
11

Alice in Starland

Alice in Starland: or The Land of the Little Star by Fay McGregor.

Illustrated by John Tenniel, the great-nephew of his namesake who illustrated the original Lewis Carroll books.

Lots of black and white illustrations in the text and 4 colour plates.

Published by W. Foulsham & Co. Ltd., 1952ish. At least, that’s the date of the handwritten dedication inside.

Hardback, no dustjacket.

The adventures of Alice’s fictional great-grand-daughter, also named Alice, and the dragon Dragaloo.




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