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Rare books for sale

Peter Harrington, a bookseller in London, recently published their new catalogue, containing lots of rare books by Lewis Carroll / Charles Dodgson. They are definitely not cheap, but if you’re interested, have a look before they are sold!

nursery-alice-coverThe catalogue includes amongst others editions of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, “Through the Looking Glass and what Alice found there”, “The Nursery Alice” and facsimiles of “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground”.

There are English language editions, but also translations (like Nabokov’s Russian translation). Many are first or second editions, some are presentation copies.

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First edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for auction

Always wanted to own a first edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland? Then it’s time to win the lottery, because on 16 June, a first edition will be auctioned at Christie’s in New York!

The book is one of the only 23 surviving copies, of which all but five are in public institutions. This specific copy was given by Lewis Carroll to George William Kitchin, a colleague of Carroll’s at Christ Church. Kitchin later gave the book to his daughter Alexandra (‘Xie’) Rhoda Kitchin, who was one of Carroll’s favourite photographic models.

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Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Grinning Cat

“Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Grinning Cat” is a story written by Joseph W. Svec III, in which Sherlock Holmes and doctor Watson are hired to save Wonderland and its inhabitants from disappearing.

Book coverThe story

The book pretends to be a manuscript found in the belongings of dr. Watson, being one of his records of Sherlock Holmes’ cases, dating 1898 .

It describes from Watson’s point of view how the Cheshire Cat, Hatter, and White Rabbit are visiting Sherlock Holmes because there is trouble in Wonderland: Alice and several other Wonderland inhabitants are missing. Not only that, but parts of Wonderland itself are disappearing. They beg Holmes to help put a stop to this and bring everyone back.

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World Book Day costume ideas

If you’re from the UK or Ireland, you’ll be celebrating World Book Day on the 3rd of March. And what’s more fun than dressing up as your favorite character from the Alice in Wonderland books that day?? Use my site for costume inspiration, or buy your costumes from my webshop.

In the Resources section of this site, you can find a useful list of Alice in Wonderland costume ideas.

Costumes (both for children and adults) can be found the the shop. If you rather sew them yourself, I also have several sewing patterns available.

I have selected some interesting costumes that are perfect for World Book Day below:

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Alice in Wonderland Valentine’s Day gift ideas

Only a couple more days until Valentine’s Day!

Surprise your Alice in Wonderland loving partner, or secret love of your life, with a Wonderlandish gift. Below you can find several gift ideas that will surely be appreciated!

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Replica of the Alice’s Adventures Under Ground manuscript

Remember the Kickstarter campaign to fund the printing of a replica of the “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground” manuscript? Originally only the people who backed the project would receive a copy. However, there are still several copies available, so you can still get one if you’re interested!

aaug-reproduction-coverThere are currently 640 copies of the Premium Edition (which is machine bound, with a fake leather jacket) left, and 196 Limited Editions (hand bound, with genuine leather jackets). You can only order them in 2016, because after that, the publisher’s contract with the British Library expires.

There might be another printing round, but this depends on whether the contract can be extended, and it will be for the Premium Edition only. So make sure to secure a copy while you can!

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Reproduction of the suppressed first edition of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

Bradford Exchange just released an authentic reproduction of the suppressed first edition of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”.

First Edition Replica of "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland"When “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” was published, illustrator John Tenniel was displeased with the printing of a.o. his illustrations. Lewis Carroll therefore decided to recall this first edition. Currently only 22 known copies remain, of which only 10 in their original bindings.

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