Tenniel Chess Set and Other Sundry Alice Items at London Boutique

As reported in the December 2012 issue of the Lewis Carroll Society (UK)’s Bandersnatch, there is a new boutique at 14 Cecil Court in London called Alice Through the Looking Glass. (It’s right next door to well-known Carrollian rare book dealer Marchpane.)  The founders of the boutique say they were inspired to start the business when they learned of the recent discovery of some draft designs for an “Alice” chess set by illustrator John Tenniel.  They offer a couple of picture of the expensive, limited-edition set on their web site, along with teasing images of other Alice items.  Sadly there are no conversations to go along with the pictures, so after visiting their web site, if you don’t happen to be in London, you’ll have to contact them directly for more information about what they actually have for sale!  But at least you can see a couple of teasing glimpses of the chess set, if you’re curious.  Or curiouser.

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