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Still Splattered

Some scholars claim that the cancelled 1865 edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was as good, or even better than, the re-done 1866 edition.  In “Still Splattered,” Matthew Demakos not only takes a side, but demonstrates why the other has long got it wrong.  He makes his case with close-up photography and with an understanding of certain forgotten practices… [read full post]


The So-Called File Copy

Of all the extra-illustrated copies of the Alice books, none is perhaps more widely known than the “File-Copy,” which contains eleven original drawings by John Tenniel.   In “The So-Called ‘File-Copy,’” Matthew Demakos begins with its genesis and provenance (presenting newly discovered documents) and closes with the reason there are not eleven, as has always been reported,… [read full post]