150 years ago this year Lewis Carroll (the pen name of Charles Dodgson) published “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” Having originally told the story to Alice Liddell and her sisters Lorina and Edith on a boat trip up the Isis, Carroll later wrote it down for Alice. Initially titled “Alice’s Adventures Underground,” the book has never been out of print since 1865 and is cherished as a beloved children’s story.
Special Collections & Archives holds the third American edition, published in 1870 with 42 illustrations by the original illustrator John Tenniel. Bound in crimson pebbled cloth, the front board features a gilt illustration of Alice holding a pig in a bonnet, and the back board a gilt illustration of the Cheshire Cat.
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