Over the years, I’ve sold copies of a number of versions of Lewis Carroll’s masterwork Alice in Wonderland, but I’ve never owned this 1899 illustrated U.S. edition. Published by M.F. Mansfield and A. Wessels, New York, this wonderful version has 12 full-page illustrations of color drawings by Blanche McManus.
You can see a complete copy of the book online on the website for the University of Florida George A. Mathers Libraries digital collections. I spent many hours lost in the stacks of the libraries at UF during my undergraduate days. The surprisingly good collections were the best thing about the University, along with the free range alligators on campus.