DODGSON (Charles L) and LAURENCIN (Marie):

Alice In Wonderland.

Paris: Black Sun Press, 1930. 原作, 珍本

The COMPLETE SET OF SIX COLORED PASTEL CRAYON DRAWINGS for this unusual Art Deco vision of Alice, being the actual finished originals made by MARIE LAURENCIN drawn by her inside a set of black and white outline proofs of the designs on wove paper. Her original outlines would have been drawn directly on lithographic stones for printing whereas this manuscript series was prepared for the French printers to create color-separation plates (which explains why these images do not precisely match the published coloration in the book). Each picture is signed by the artist in colored pencil, with page size measuring 10-7/8 x 14-1/4 inches. Together with: 6 canceled outline proofs from the printers E Desjobert, signed and dated “October 1930”, each having their printers’ stamp. These measure 9-3/4 x 11-7/8 inches on tinted BFK wove paper. Oblong 4to, Contained inside a cloth-backed silver-paper edged portfolio with original fabric ties intact.

These six drawings comprise the only pictures created for Laurencin’s most memorable version of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”. Included is the publisher’s original 4-page prospectus advertising its publication in book form.