Alice in Wonderland


Author: Lewis Carroll

Illustrator: Ralph Steadman


CARROLL, Lewis. Alice in Wonderland. Illustrated by Ralph Steadman. NY: Clarkson N. Potter [1973]. 4to, 108pp. Black cloth with spine stamped in white. Lavender endpapers; b&w illustrations throughout. Spine ends a tad rubbed, upper edge lightly sunned, else a clean, bright copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (slight edgewear). With a bookplate signed by the artist, Ralph Steadman, laid in!


First US edition thus. Beautifully illustrated in black and white, Steadman's madcap take on Lewis Carroll's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland allows him to take his art to new heights. In Steadman's hands, the White Rabbit becomes a modern commuter, complete with bowler hat and umbrella, the March Hare and the Mad Hatter sit at a table with a tree growing through the middle, and the playing cards look like coal miners, complete with flat caps and disgruntled grimaces.