DELUXE EDITION OF DALI’S ILLUSTRATED ALICE IN WONDERLAND, ONE OF 200 COPIES SIGNED BY DALI, WITH ORIGINAL SIGNED ETCHING AND ADDITIONAL SUITE OF ILLUSTRATIONS ON JAPAN PAPER
(DALI, Salvador) CARROLL, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. New York: Random House (Maecenas Press), 1969. Large folio (18-1/2 by 13 inches), 16 loose gatherings as issued, including an original four-color etched frontispiece and 12 full-page mixed-media illustrations on Rives and an extra suite of the etching and 12 illustrations on Japanese Nacre. Housed in two black raw silk portfolios and original full tan morocco clamshell box secured with black ivory fore-edge toggles.
Beautifully printed and illustrated Deluxe Edition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, signed by Salvador Dalí on both the title page and the original colored etching, number LVII of only 200 copies, with double suites of the original etching and 12 mixed-media illustrations, each overprinted with Dali’s remarque.
Dalí’s twisting dreamscapes and semi-hallucinatory images superbly complement Carroll’s astonishingly inventive fantasy (first published in 1865) and exemplify the artist’s entire oeuvre. “Dalí’s images have become icons of the fantastic, signposts (not maps) that point the way inward to that realm” (Clute & Grant, 246).
Plates and text fine, minor restoration to original box and straps. A fine copy of this impressive production, most desirable with the signed etching.