Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Author: Lewis Carroll
Illustrator: Barry Moser
CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Illustrated by Barry Moser. Preface and notes by James R. Kincaid. Text edited by Selwyn H. Goodacre. Berkeley: University of California Press . 4to, 152pp. Red cloth stamped in red on cover. Top edge red. Dark purple marbled endpapers; numerous b&w illustrations, one full page pull-out illustration, and a b&w signed print enclosed in a separate red cloth booklet. A fine copy in the publisher's original red cloth slipcase. Signed by the artist, Barry Moser.
First Edition, deluxe issue. The "calculated pandemonium" of the splendidly irrational kingdom of Wonderland is what Barry Moser set out to capture in illustrating the Lewis Carroll classic.In his seventy-five wood engravings, Moser depicts with consummate invention, wit, and skill the quite exceptional inhabitants and sights of Wonderland-the March Hare, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat's grin-as reviewed through Alice's eyes. The result is startlingly original. (Alice herself, a mischievous tousle-haired brunette, is a far cry from the prim Alice of earlier artists.)