Archive for the ‘Dover’ Category

Coming from Dover Publications in April is this fabulous new compilation of over 120 illustrations from artists who have illustrated Lewis Carroll’s Alice, dating from the first publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1865.

Few books of the past 200 years have captured the imagination of illustrators as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has. The original edition of Lewis Carroll’s 1865 masterpiece featured 42 woodblock engravings by John Tenniel. Created in close collaboration with the author, Tenniel’s visions of the young heroine and her extraordinary encounters were but the first of many interpretations of Wonderland.

Sir John Tenniel illustration from Alice Illustrated

Alice Illustrated, an new compilation published by Dover Publications, explores a century and a half of exuberant, imaginative artistic conceptions of Alice’s world. More than 100 images include Tenniel’s engravings, together with colour and black-and-white illustrations by Arthur Rackham, Charles Robinson, Bessie Pease Gutmann, Margaret Tarrant, Millicent Sowerby, Milo Winter, Thomas Maybank, and many others.

Editor Jeff Menges offers commentary on the illustrators and their work, and noted collector Mark Burstein shares a bibliophile’s perspective.

Shown here are some examples of the captivating illustrations from the book.

Margaret Tarrant illustration from Alice Illustrated

one of 120 illustrations in Alice Illustrated

A Mad Tea Party: illustration by Willy Pogany, from Alice Illustrated, published by Dover Publications

Illustration by Gwynedd Hudson from Alice Illustrated

A. E. Jackson illustration from Alice IllustratedArthur Rackham image from Alice IllustratedIllustration by George Soper from Alice Illustrated

A major contribution to the history of modern book illustration, Alice Illustrated will delight lovers of English literature and children’s books, collectors of Lewis Carroll’s works, and fans of the great illustrators.

Alice Illustrated, edited by Jeff Menges

Alice Illustrated (ISBN 978 0 486 48204 0, RRP £20.99, published by Dover Publications), will be available in the UK in April 2012 from the Book Depository, Amazon and major online and bricks and mortar book retailers.

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With less than two weeks to go before the royal wedding, it’s time for a dress rehearsal.  This fabulous William & Kate Paper Dolls book is being snapped up by royal watchers, collectors and children alike.

Prince William and Kate Middleton in beach attire

Kate in a bikini and William in surfer swim trunks in Ibiza in 2006

It features a splendid cut-out-and-keep wardrobe of seven costumes each, including the sapphire-blue wrap dress that Kate wore at their engagement announcement, and the uniform William wore at his Sandhurst passing out ceremony in 2006.

Kate Middleton's dress by Daniella Issa Helayel sold out in one day
Kate wearing a blue Issa dress for her engagement announcement

Published by Dover Publications, there’s even a bonus – William and Kate’s wedding outfits will be downloadable after 29th April.

The suit Prince William wore for his engagement

Prince Williams engagement suit

To commemorate the marriage of Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton 29th April 2011

William & Kate Paper Dolls by Tom Tierney, 978-0486-48378-8 is published by Dover Publications at £7.99 and can be bought from www.rucraft.co.uk at £6.99 with free p&p.

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William & Kate Paper Dolls

Dress Prince William and Kate Middleton in their favourite outfits!

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