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Alice in a World of Wonderlands: The English Language of the Four Alice Books Published Worldwide

Alice in a World of Wonderlands: The English-Language Editions of the Four Alice Books Published Worldwide is a two-volume set co-edited by Jon A. Lindseth and Arnold Hirshon that explores the legacy of the four Alice books: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass, Alice’s Adventures under Ground, and The Nursery “Alice” published worldwide in English.

Volume One explores Alice’s world through eleven essays on their publishing and textual history (with five different censuses of extant copies), five essays about the history of their illustration by thousands of artists (including a detailed analysis of over 550 images), and seventeen essays written by major scholars and collectors from around the world who discuss how and why they became interested in the study of works by Lewis Carroll.  Anyone interested in the history and illustration of these four books will find this volume irresistible and fascinating.

Volume Two contains checklist entries of 4,400 different editions of the four books documenting the chronological and geographic history of their publication in the United Kingdom, the United States, other English-language countries (Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand), and 29 countries in the rest of the world.  This volume also contains short discussions about publication and illustration trends since the first published edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1865, and a statistical analysis of both the publisher and illustration histories of these editions, both indexed. Collectors, libraries, bibliophiles, book dealers, and scholars will find this volume indispensable.

This two-volume set is a companion to the three-volume Alice in a World of Wonderlands: Translations of Lewis Carroll’s Masterpiece (Oak Knoll Press, 2015).

The Deluxe Edition is a limited and numbered with only 100 2-volume sets produced. Quantities are limited.

The price for the Deluxe Edition is $250 (domestic US shipping included). Please email jaredx2@gmail.com to arrange to place an order.

The Standard Edition is available in print from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Volume 1 – Standard Edition

 

Volume 2 – Standard Edition

 

eBook

Volume 1 – eBook

Volume 2 – eBook

Table of Contents:

VOLUME ONE · ESSAYS AND ILLUSTRATIONS

Editorial Note · Jon A. Lindseth

Foreword · Mark Burstein

Introduction · Jon A. Lindseth

ESSAYS

The Publishing History and Text of the Four Alice Books

My Adventures in Wonderlands · Morton N. Cohen

Martin Gardner · Mark Burstein

Alice’s Adventures: A Worldwide Perspective · Selwyn Goodacre

The Collections, Publication History, and Illustrators of the UK Alice Editions · Selwyn Goodacre

The 1865 Editions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: A Census of Existing Copies · Jon A. Lindseth

The Rejected 60th Thousand of Through the Looking-Glass: A Census of Known Copies · Selwyn Goodacre

The Appleton Alice · August A. Imholtz Jr.

Addendum 1: Census of Located Copies of the Appleton Alice · Jon A. Lindseth, Lila Harper, August A. Imholtz Jr.

Addendum 2: A Note on a Broken Copy of the 1866 Appleton Alice Jon A. Lindseth

Through the Looking-Glass: The American Editions · George Cassady

“The Wasp in a Wig”: What Alice Did Not Find Through the Looking-Glass Edward Guiliano

Alice’s Adventures under Ground: A Wonderment · Stephanie Lovett

The Nursery “Alice” · Francine F. Abeles

Books Inspired by Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland · Daniel Rover Singer

Alice’s Adventures in Cyberspace: A Leap Down the Digital Rabbit-Hole Heather Simmons

Inscribed Presentation Copies of the Four Alice Books · Edward Wakeling

The Illustrated Editions of the Four Alice Books

Introduction to the Illustrated Editions of the Four Alice Books · Arnold Hirshon

Beyond Tenniel: The Evolution of Visual Representations of Wonderland  · Arnold Hirshon

British Publications of Through the Looking-Glass: A Cranky, Curmudgeonly, Contrarian View · George Cassady

Translating John Tenniel’s Canonical Illustrations: Byron W. Sewell’s Adventures in Wonderland · Michael Everson

See You in the Funny Papers · Mark Burstein

Life Essays: Joel Birenbaum; Mark Burstein; Lenny de Rooy; Michael Everson; Selwyn Goodacre; Edward Guiliano; Arnold Hirshon; August A. Imholtz, Jr.; Clare Imholtz; Jon A. Lindseth; Charlie Lovett; Jane Weizhen Pan; Byron W. Sewell; Heather Simmons; Daniel Rover Singer; Edward Wakeling

 

VOLUME TWO · CHECKLISTS AND APPENDICES

Introduction to the Checklists: How They Were Compiled and Organized · Jon A. Lindseth and Arnold Hirshon

Number of Checklist Entries and Checklist Register for Each Book · Arnold Hirshon

Checklists

  1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Editions Published in the UK, Including Combined Editions
  2. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Editions Published in the US, Including Combined Editions
  3. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass, & Combined Editions Other English-Language Countries
  4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass, & Combined Editions Published in the Rest of the World
  5. Through the Looking-Glass Editions Published in the UK
  6. Through the Looking-Glass Editions Published in the US
  7. Alice’s Adventures under Ground Editions Published Worldwide (all editions, all countries)
  8. The Nursery “Alice” Editions Published Worldwide (all editions, all countries)
  9. The Annotated Alice Editions Published Worldwide (all editions, all countries)
  10. Pop-up and Movable Editions Published Worldwide (all editions, all countries)

Appendix 1: Publication History of the Four Alice Books · Arnold Hirshon

Appendix 2. Publisher Index: Introduction and Publisher Index · Arnold Hirshon

Appendix 3. Illustrator Index: Statistical Overview; Naming Conventions; Illustrator Index · Arnold Hirshon