Down The Rabbit Hole, illustration by Salvador Dali from Alice In Wonderland, ref: Colossal September 2016.

Book: Dali Illustrates Alice

Catching up on mail today and an item from Colossal caught my attention: 150th Anniversary Edition of “Alice in Wonderland” Features Rare 1969 Salvador Dalí Illustrations,

As Colossal say – I précis, click the link above to read the full item and see more fabulous illustrations than the two I’ve included here as a taster to pique your interest:

… The pairing then, of Dalí and Alice in Wonderland writer and mathematician Lewis Carroll, seem perfectly matched—two men whose minds travel far beyond the cutesy corners of an average fairytale. In the 1960s an editor at Random House realized this genius partnership, commissioning Dalí to illustrate an exclusive edition of Alice in Wonderland, of which Dalí signed every copy.

This rare edition of Alice was long coveted by rare book collectors and scholars, making only occasional appearances for study or the auction block. However, for the 150th anniversary of Lewis’ surrealist tale, this one-of-a-kind collaboration has finally been printed for the public by Princeton University Press. The deluxe edition, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, features an introduction explaining Dalí’s connection to Carroll by Lewis Carroll Society of North America President Mark Burstein, and exploration by mathematician Thomas Banchoff of the mathematics found in Dalí’s work and illustrations. (via Brain Pickings, Lost at E Minor)

Wouldn’t this make the most wonderful gift for … so many people, child or adult?

A book to remember for future reference or personal collection.

The Queen's Croquet Ground, illustation by Salvador Dali from Alice In Wonderland, ref: Colossal
The Queen’s Croquet Ground, illustation by Salvador Dali from Alice In Wonderland, ref: Colossal

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