I recently picked up a piece of illustration gold from a book stand at our local fete. A copy of Alice Through the Looking Glass from 1959! The book is in pretty good condition considering its age; the spine is tatty but everything else is intact. I wanted to show you a few of the beautiful illustrations.
I love the layers of texture and colours in this illustration of the garden!
The illustrations below are from a 1968 copy of Alice in Wonderland and were printed on the end papers of books in the Rainbow Story Book series. Not part of the story but nice nonetheless.
Good finds don’t you think? I don’t remember reading Alice in Wonderland as a kid although flicking through the book, a few things looked familiar. I’m pretty sure we had a VHS copy at home when I was growing up. VHS! The days of having to wait ages for a whole tape to rewind when you wanted to watch something because you chucked it back in the box at the end last time…