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This Thursday: Auction of Princess Alice’s “Alice”

Inscription reads: “Presented to H.R.H. the Princess Alice by the Author, Mar. 25, 1890.”

Last week we blogged about an upcoming auction with an interesting lot: ceramic plaques, hand painted by Sir John Tenniel with characters from Alice’s adventures, used as menu cards at Tenniel family dinners. We have just heard that the same auction contains another interesting item: a presentation copy of The Nursery Alice inscribed by Carroll for… [read full post]

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Tenniel family menu cards up for auction

Menu cards  (porcelain plaques), created by John Tenniel for family dinners, based on his illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s Alice books, are up for auction at PBA Galleries (133 Kearny St, San Francisco) – low estimate $20k, high estimate $30k. The product description from their website: Six small hand-painted porcelain plaques by John Tenniel, each with… [read full post]

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Swann Galleries to auction "Portrait of Emily Cecilia Harrison"

On December 8th, Swann Galleries in New York will be auctioning Dodgson’s “Portrait of Emily Cecilia Harrison,” a 6.5 by 5 inch albumen print of Emily and her doll in a comfortable-looking chair. The sale is notable, first for its seriously fancy online “3D” catalogue, and secondly for a very exciting re-telling of Mr Dodgson’s… [read full post]

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"The prettiest are always further": Treasure-trove of Carroll items to be auctioned December 16th

Yesterday the internet was thick with the news that Alice Liddell’s own copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass were be sold at auction. What few sites mentioned was that alongside these books, the auction house catalog is advertising a veritable who’s who, or what’s what, list of early Alice printed collectibles:… [read full post]

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Online Auction for 2015

Another fundraiser for the 2015 event is a weekly auction of very fun items donated by the family of the great Carrollian collector Carolyn Buck. Check it out, and keep checking back as new items will be added every week this fall. Which reminds me, if you are interested in helping organize a fabulous event,… [read full post]

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Rackham Alice

Bloomsbury Auctions (London) is selling a beautiful Rackham Alice, signed by Rackham with a wonderful ink sketch of the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle. It is part of the “Books, Manuscripts, Prints, and Original Artwork” sale on July 9.

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New Old Dodo Picture

In all the hubbub of newly released character and scenery pictures from Tim Burton’s Wonderland, only the Telegraph (U.K) has taken note of a previously undiscovered 17th century picture of a dodo. The picture is particularly important as it was drawn before the bird became extinct, although it is uncertain whether it was drawn from… [read full post]

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Bloomsbury Auction

Bloomsbury Auctions’ Literature, Manuscripts and Modern First Editions sale on April 23 has quite a few Carrollian items: Lots 333, 772, 856, 1097, 1099, 1104, 1162, 1227, 1301, 1408, and 1409 include modern limited editions signed by illustrators such as John Vernon Lord and presentation copies of Euclid and His Modern Rivals and The Game… [read full post]

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Photos at auction

Bonham’s auction house in London has 15 Carrollian items – photographs, two letters, and a first edition of Through the Looking-Glass (Lots 135 to 150) – included in Sale 16761 – Printed Books, Manuscripts, Music & Photographs on March 24.

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