Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
This lovely hardcover edition conjures up marvelous visions of Carroll's fantasy world. Luxuriously illustrated with 92 watercolours, it's a wonderful introduction to Alice's adventures as well as a splendid volume for collectors. The "Alice" stories have always been a favourite topic for illustrators. Amongst the dozens of illustrated editions of Alice published over the years, Harry Rountree's contribution may be the most remarkable. Luxuriously illustrated with 92 watercolours, many of which are full page, with the others carefully placed with textual wraparound, this is a marvelous evocation of Carroll's madcap world. Rountree's career as an illustrator was short lived, but this, along with his Aesop's Fables, are acknowledged masterpieces. The enduring popularity of all things Alice makes this both a timely and timeless Calla publication.