Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


Author: Lewis Carroll

Illustrator: Arthur Rackham

CARROLL, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. With a Proem by Austin Dobson. London: William Heinemann [1907]. 4to, xii 163pp. White cloth pictorially stamped in gilt; t.e.g. Pictorial endpapers; 13 hand-mounted color plates with tissue caption guards and numerous b&w illustrations. Bookplate. Cloth rubbed and hand-soiled, free endpapers a bit aged, else a clean, tight copy.


First edition, deluxe issue being #736/1,100 numbered copies, having a far larger trim size than the trade edition and having all the color plate hand-mounted on fine paper stock (they were simply inserted into the trade edition). Issued just after Dodgson’s beloved novel entered the public domain in Great Britain, Rackham’s masterful interpretation of Alice’s journey down the rabbit hole is one of the most celebrated and beloved books created by this key artist from the Golden Age of Fantastic Illustration.