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John Tenniel final proofs

Collection Data

When John Tenniel (English, 1820-1914) illustrated Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1866) and Through the Looking-Glass (1872), the published illustrations of both books were deemed unsatisfactory by both Carroll and Tenniel, with much of the detail and refinement of the original drawings lost in the mechanical printing process. This collection contains the only complete sets of Tenniel's final proofs of the original drawings, each proof inserted opposite its corresponding published illustration and signed by both the artist and engraver. The proofs were engraved individually by the Dalziel Brothers, printed directly from the woodblocks on thin India paper. They were created possibly as late as 1898, after Carroll’s own set was burned in a fire that year.
Tenniel, John, 1820-1914 (Artist)
Dalziel Brothers (Engraver)
Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898 (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1866 - 1872
Place: London
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll Dodgson
Physical Description
Extent: 2 bound volumes ; 19 cm or less
Type of Resource
Still image
Other local Identifier: TBD
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f252ca30-d051-0138-7e2b-23e29c8d2534
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