Tag Archives: Lewis Carroll

Go Ask Alice

Those of you who visit TBTP on a regular basis know of my life-long affection for Lewis Carroll’s classic book. I have had many different editions since I was  a child, but I have long found Ralph Steadman’s drawings for … Continue reading

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Classically Alice

This is one of the first non-Tenniel illustrated Alices issued when British copyright expired in 1907. Pictured in a white pinafore decorated with pale pink roses and grey tights, Rackham’s Alice appears both thinner and taller than Tenniel’s heroine. Muted colors, … Continue reading

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Feed Your Head

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Cats on the Page

Later this month, the British Library in London will launch a new exhibition celebrating fictional felines. “Cats on the Page” will open on November 23 in the main entrance hall and run through March 17, 2019. The free show was … Continue reading

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Are You Ready For Insta Novels

Yesterday the New York Public Library launched a brilliant new way to enjoy classic literature. Insta Novels brings short stories, novellas, and even novels to readers in a new digital format. All readers need to do is follow @nypl on Instagram to … Continue reading

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There was only one catch

California-based, award-winning photographer David Fokos has an ongoing exhibition at San Diego International Airport called The Book Pages Project. This terrific show is an appreciation of “real” books in their actual physical form—paper pages, fonts, ink, layout—and the powerful contribution books have … Continue reading

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Go Ask Alice

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll with illustrations by A.H. Watson, Collins 1939.

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Advice from a Caterpillar Redux

Faithful reader, and occasionally contributor, Evan Smythe has sent these images of an amazing Alice-inspired calendar from the brilliant book designer and illustrator John Coulthart. I love the Victorian Psychedelia vibe of the eye-popping art work. Apparently the calendar is … Continue reading

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Advice From A Caterpillar

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 … Continue reading

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Back to basics

Visitors to the U.S. are often shocked to discover that we have only one truly nationwide bookstore chain remaining. That company, Barnes & Noble, has just 700 stores unevenly spread around the country. The past few years, B&N has strayed … Continue reading

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