Alice in Wonderland


Author: Doon Arbus

Illustrator: Richard Avedon

ARBUS, Doon. Alice in Wonderland. The Forming of a Company and the Making of a Play. [The Book Designed by Ruth Ansel. Text by Doon Arbus. Photographs by Richard Avedon]. [NY: Merlin House, 1973]. Oblong 4to, [xii] 176pp. White boards stamped in gold. B&w photographs throughout. Edges a tad rubbed, spine minutely cocked, else an internally clean, bright copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (1” closed tear at bottom of front panel ending in small chip, a few tiny, closed tears at top of rear panel, upper corners a tad rubbed, front flap lightly folded, price-clipped).


First edition. An elusive book illustrated with photographs by Richard Avedon, the influential American fashion and portrait photographer. Avedon captures and documents the stage performers in Andre Gregory’s influential 1970 production of Alice in Wonderland for his Manhattan Project theater company.