There have been many brilliant illustrated editions of Lewis Carroll‘s masterpiece Alice in Wonderland published over the last century, but Salvador Dali‘s take on the book has to be the most original. Published by New York’s Maecenas Press-Random House in 1969 and distributed as their book of the month, the volume went on to become one of the most sought-after Dalí suites of all time. It contains 12 heliogravures, one for each chapter of the book, and one original signed etching in 4 colors as the frontpiece, all of which the folks at SoHo’s William Bennett Gallery have thoughtfully digitized for our enjoyment. There were only 2,500 copies printed and, if you can find one, they go for $12,000 to $15,000 these days.
- Alice in Wonderland – review (guardian.co.uk)