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Title
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Names
Tenniel, John, 1820-1914 (Artist)
Dalziel Brothers (Engraver)
Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898 (Author)
Riviere & Son (Binder)
Collection

John Tenniel final proofs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1866
Place: London
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
Edition: 2nd ed.
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll Dodgson
Genres
Books
Illustrations
Proofs
Notes
Statement of responsibility: Bound by Riviere as 19 cm; inserted: set of proofs of illustrations, each signed by Tenniel and Dalziel.
Description
When John Tenniel (English, 1820-1914) illustrated Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1866), the published illustrations 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 volume contains the only complete set 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.
Type of Resource
Still image
Languages
English
Identifiers
Other local Identifier: Berg Copy 6
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 92bd0c60-d0ef-0138-7566-04d84cee895f
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1820: Creator Born
  • 1866: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1914: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1866. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/97e2c010-fa8b-0138-dafa-0242ac110003

Chicago/Turabian Format

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 7, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/97e2c010-fa8b-0138-dafa-0242ac110003

APA Format

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. (1866). Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/97e2c010-fa8b-0138-dafa-0242ac110003

Wikipedia Citation

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland