Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

VAN SANDWYK, Charles (illustrator). Lewis CARROLL (author). Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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VAN SANDWYK, Charles (illustrator). Lewis CARROLL (author). Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. London; The Folio Society Ltd. 2019.

8vo. Original dark red cloth lettered in gilt to spine with triple-line gilt panel to upper cover and an onlaid pictorial plate of the White Rabbit surrounded by a decorative panel comprising a crown, a key, hearts, roses and thistles in black, red, and gilt, decorative map endpapers, preserved in original deep green board slipcase decorated in gilt; pp. [xii] + 148 + [ii]; beautifully illustrated throughout in full colour and line including 10 full-page plates, one double-page, and a host of coloured 'scraps' and initials; a fine, as new, copy in the slipcase.
First edition thus, signed by the artist, in ink. Here Charles van Sandwyk reworks his earlier version of this book, which was published in a lavish limited edition in vellum-backed pictorial boards, in folio format, by the Folio Society in 2016 to coincide with the 250th anniversary of Carroll"s classic, although it missed the date by a year. This version is in smaller format and includes new illustrations on pages 22, 63, 91, 110 and 132-3. Additional artwork includes the title-page; the decorated initials throughout the book which are now coloured; new pictorial map endpapers, and a fresh drawing on page 83.
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A fine and exquisite original pen, ink, and watercolour painting by van Sandwyk on cream and untrimmed artist's stock, "Curiouser & Curiouser", depicting the White Rabbit from Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", image size circa 12 x 16cm, signed in ink by the artist; fine.
Reproduced in the above book.