‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’: As seen through the eyes of Salvador Dalí

150 years ago, Lewis Carroll published “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” — commonly known as “Alice in Wonderland.” The book tells that story of a girl named Alice who falls through a rabbit hole and finds herself in a fantasy world surrounded by whimsical characters.

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is home to a treasure trove of items relating to Caroll’s classic tale, among them a first edition copy of the book published in June of 1865 that was recalled because the illustrator disapproved of the print quality.

 One of the more unexpected findings in that collection is a limited edition book of 12 illustrations with original woodcuts and an original etching by the celebrated Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí that was published in 1969.

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