How curious it is to ponder that this year marks the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s classic book, “Alice in Wonderland”.
Even curiouser, is that unbeknownst to many – in the 1960’s an editor at Random House had a strike of genius, and commissioned Salvador Dalí to illustrate an exclusive surrealist edition of “Alice in Wonderland” (which he signed every copy of).
The extremely rare edition of Alice has made occasional appearances for study or the auction block, but for the 150th Lewis’ psychedelic masterpiece, this one-of-a-kind collaboration has finally been printed for the public by Princeton University Press.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the deluxe edition, features an introduction explaining Dalí’s connection to Carroll by Lewis Carroll Society of North America President Mark Burstein, and exploration by mathematician Thomas Banchoff of the mathematics found in Dalí’s work and illustrations.
Browse the gallery below to take a peek!